|Basic zonal pelargonium "Charmay Cocky"|
Although I mainly grow miniature and dwarf zonal pelargoniums, I do grow a few of the basic types. One I admit to having a very soft spot for is Pelargonium "Charmay Cocky". The two-tone pink semi double flowers are most unusual. Each petal is very pale pink, sometimes almost white, but with a darker pink centre and a darker pink narrow edge to each petal. The leaves are green with a feint zone.
This is a plant that I brought back from Australia a few years ago when I was attending a Pelargonium Conference and I am thrilled that Gosbrook Pelargoniums in Shrivenham, Near Oxford, have decided to release it this year.
As those of you who will have read my previous blogs, pelargoniums with the pre-fix "Charmay" were hybridised by Ken Attfield who lives in New South Wales, Australia. Ken told me that the word "Cocky" is Australian slang for a cowboy or farmer.
"Charmay Cocky" can be obtained from Gosbrook Pelargoniums - www.gosbrookpelargoniums.com
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