Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Charmay Hampshire

Pelargonium 'Charmay Hampshire'


I love this plant!  I first saw it in Australia a few years ago and it was one of the ones I brought back to the UK, and I am so pleased that it survived.  It is a frutetorum zonal, i..e it has P.frutetorum as an ancestor.  P. frutetorum has a lax growth habit, but does not trail as the ivy leaf plants do.    Charmay Hampshire flowers prolifically with pretty pale salmon pink semi double flowers on  a dwarf plant.

Charmay Hampshire was hybridised by Ken Attfield of Australia - Charmay is the prefix to all his plants.  Ken was originally from Basingstoke in Hampshire and I imagine this is where the name comes from.  

I have given this plant to a couple of the nurseries so I hope they will release it one day so others can enjoy it as much as I do.  I have given cuttings to friends and they have all enjoyed growing it.

Yesterday I made a start on digging up the dahlias.  There are still some to do, but it has rained most of the day here so I hope I can get out in the garden and finish getting them up tomorrow.

  

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