It is, therefore, a good time to write about the pelargonium 'Madame Salleron', sometimes named as 'Madame Salleroi'.
It does not flower! This pelargonium was introduced in 1877 and was used by the Victorians as an edging plant to their formal bedding displays, to which it is ideally suited.
Should your 'Madame Salleron' produce a dark salmon coloured single flower, then it has sported to 'Litlte Trot'. As you will see from the photo below, the leaves have a similar dense growth habit.
It you look carefully at the photo's you will note that 'Madame Sallaron' has a wider uneven white margin. In fact, some leaves can be almost white with very little green.
You may remember the French babies - the seedlings that cousin Sue found in her pots of pelargoniums last October when we tidied them up for the winter. She brought them home and potted them up and my last photo of them in February showed some very health looking seedlings. As Sue was to be away for about four weeks I was asked to take charge of them. With the fine weather we have been having these baby seedlings have grown into fine 'children' and when Sue took them home last week she potted them up into their own pots.