|P. Occold Shield|
One of the brightest pelargoniums in my conservatory just now is Occold Shield, a dwarf plant with bright orange/red semi double flowers and bright gold leaves that have a large dark brown blotch. A cascade. or P. fruitetorum type zonal pelargonium, Occold Shield is one of a series of zonal pelargopniums with the pre-fix 'Occold' hybridised by the late Rev. Canon Stringer. Occold Shield was introduced in 1984.
|Occold Shield leaves|
At the end of last month I visited R.H.S. Wisley Gardens and was delighted to find their pelargonium display in the glasshouse.