|Warrain growing in the greenhouse|
My pictures today are of a basic zonal named Warrain. I first saw this beautiful plant at the South Australian Pelargonium Society Annual show in Adelaide about four years ago when I was visiting my family there. I made a note of the name it was shown under - Warrancy - and decided that I would check it out when I got home. After much searching I found it's proper name is Warrain. It is an Australian bred plant, and was introduced in 1989 by Georyl Pelargoniums, Victoria, Australia. I have been in contact with Beryl Stockton, owner of Georyl Pelargoniums and she does not know where it came from. What I have discovered is that there is a town named Warrain near Melbourne, so maybe someone named it after a place of significance for them. To further confuse matters, I found the plant is available here in the UK with either the name Warrin, or Warrion. However, I can confirm that it is definitely named Warrain. I love this plant! It has gorgeous pretty mauve pink semi double flowers. The leaves are a beautiful lime green with a darker zone. I have been growing this in a pot outside this summer and it is stunning! The light has made the leaves really bright, the dark zone has become a reddish colour and the whole sets off the flowers wonderfully. I have also been picking the flowers and putting them in a small vase indoors and they last for ages.
Pots - lots of dirty ones! They have accumulated over the summer and, as can I see that some of the cuttings I took earlier this month are beginning to show roots, I decided that I should get a move on and clean at least some of them. It does not take long and I really don't know why I put it off. A large bucket of water, a dash of Jeyes Fluid an old washing up brush, plus Marigolds, and they are soon ready to be stacked away on the shelf in the shed.