Tuesday 16 October 2012

Sammi Brougham - silver bi-colour zonal & an unknown zonal from France

Silver bi-coloured zonal "Sammi Brougham"

Dwarf bi-coloured zonal pelargonium Sammi Brougham is a single white with red speckles.   The leaves are silver bi-coloured and the white edge is fairly wide, giving an attractive appearance.   Hybridised by the late Brian West, Sammi Brougham is a cross between Chelsea Star and Quest and introduced by Sulmans Nursery.

Silver bi coloured leaves of "Sammi Brouigham"
It's been a while since I last wrote on this blog.  August was busy with family visits and I was away for a lot of September visiting France and Ireland.   In France we stay with relatives who own a property in a small village in Normandy and just along the road is a small nursery that I love to visit whenever we stay.  Two years ago I noticed a beautiful zonal pelargonium with single white flowers and a dark pinky red blotch in the centre.  This year I bought a plant and brought it home with me.  I have no idea of the plants name, but it is quite beautiful. A small piece had broken off on our journey home, so I put this into a plug to root. and  I put the plant in the greenhouse. When I came back from my week's holiday in Ireland I noticed that the plant was covered in rust!  It was immediately cut back and the stems destroyed.  I re-potted the plant and sprayed the stems with a fungicide.  It is now growing well with new shoots.  The small cutting is rooted and potted on and showing no signs of rust.

Unknown zonal pelargonium from France
If anyone knows the name of this pelargonium Please, please, let me know.


  1. Witam po przerwie. Myślę, że miło ja spędziłaś. Kwiaty obu pelargonii są śliczne. Pozdrawiam.
    Hi after the break. I think I spent nice. Both geranium flowers are beautiful. Yours.

  2. I guess the name of the pelargonium from france is "Americana White Splash 2009" that is the cultivar of Syngenta(aka Fischer).

    1. http://www.syngentaflowersinc.com/default.aspx?tabid=7&pid=00-869
      Americana white spalsh 2009 = Americana white splash improved(chaged name since 2012)

      Yongman Lee

  3. Those flowers are truly mesmerizing, I don't even know the name of those but they are beautiful.


  4. We were just in Normandy a few weeks ago - such lovely country! How fun that you may have introduced a new variety to your country, just like the plant hunters centuries ago :)


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