Sunday 7 November 2010

Pelargonium acetosum

Pelargonium acetosum
 A shrubby short jointed species with narrow pale pink flowers and blue green succulent leaves. Found  growing in the Eastern Cape Province.  It is easy to grow but it needs very dry conditions and can be easily propagated from cuttings.  There is a variegated type available that has a cream coloured edge to the leaves.    I have seen both these types growing in hanging baskets.

Erodium chrysanthum is bravely showing a flower in a pot at the side of  the house - it normally flowers in the spring.  

Erodium chrysanthum

Also putting on a brave face is summer flowering Geranium 'Ann Folkard' growing under the shelter of an evergreen hedge

Geranium 'Ann Folkard'


1 comment:

  1. I love the Erodium chrysanthum, I did sow? it this spring and it sprouted quite fast. Do not recall where I put it, but probably among my other perennial seedlings. Maybe it does not stand the cold here - too bad!


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