|"Barking" Miniature zonal pelargonium|
No, not mad dogs, nor the London Borough, although this is probably why I bought the plant in the first place. I spotted this at Fir Trees Nursery on a visit a few years ago and bought it on a whim. I had no idea who the hybridiser was, but I liked the peach pink flowers with the darker centre, which contrasted well against the darker leaves on a miniature zonal plant. The name "Barking"
was also a deciding factor in my purchase, being a London Borough near to where my husband grew up in Barkingside. As you may remember reading on a previous post, I am a sucker for pelargoniums with names that have some sort of meaning for me, being names of relatives and friends or, as in the case of "Barking"
a sort of significant place.
" was hybridised by the late Ray Bidwell and introduced in 1981. Ray Bidwell named many of his introductions after Suffolk villages and "Barking"
is one of these. Actually, when I think of it, Suffolk is one County that I love to visit, so there is another significance for me!
I have to say that I have not been disappointed in this miniature pelargonium. "Barking"
flowers almost non-stop, and the single flowers do not shatter easily. Well worth adding to your collection.
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Looks great! Does it have dark foliage? Have never heard of it before. How clever of you to limit your collection this way. Otherwise you can always find a new one, and a new one, and a new one...ReplyDelete
They look Absolutely FAB - Fantastic colour!ReplyDelete
Lena - yes it does have very dark foliage. I don't limit my collection to just names - I do keep adding new ones .... and new ones ....ReplyDelete
Can send a rooted cutting in spring if you want one.
Thanks Ali - I love this colour as well.
I love plants with names that have some sort of meaning to me. I frequently end up with plants I'm not even that fond of just because the name reminds me of something.ReplyDelete