Saturday, 27 October 2012

Kelly Brougham - miniature stellar Pelargonium, & a mystery solved

Stellar pelargonium Kelly Brougham

Pelargonium 'Kelly Brougham' is another of Brian West's raisings, but it is totally different from the single zonal type 'Sammi Brougham' which I wrote about last week.

A cross between 'Mini Diane' and 'Arctic Glitter', Pelargonium 'Kelly Brougham' is a miniature gold leaf stellar with double white to very pale pink flowers.  The petals are typical of stellars, being spikey rather than rounded.

'Kelly Brougham' was introduced through Sulmans Nursery.

Mystery Solved

Americana® White Splash

If you read the comments on  my last post, you will see that my friend, Mr Yong-Man Lee has discovered that the mystery Pelargonium  I brought back from France is Americana® White Splash introduced by Sygenta/Fishcher.  So, I could probably have bought the plant here in the UK.  It seems that the plant was originally introduced in 2009, but with smaller red markings.  An improved version was introduced in 2011 and this is the one that I have.   I understand that, like most of the modern varieties, the flowers go mouldy in rainy weather if planted outside.

Thank you Yong-Man for solving this mystery for me.

1 comment:

  1. Pelargonie są piękne, a szczególnie pierwsza . Miłe, że masz przyjaciela blogowego, który Ci rozwiązał zagadkę. Pozdrawiam.
    Geraniums are beautiful, especially the first one. Nice that you have a blogging friend who you solved the puzzle. Yours.


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