Tuesday 23 July 2013

South African Sun - gold leaf dwarf zonal pelargonium and a visit to the hybridisers greenhouse

'South African Sun"  Gold leaf dwarf zonal pelargonium
"South African Sun" just has to be the brightest pelargonium around.  Beautiful bright red double flowers topping gold coloured leaves without a zone on a dwarf growing plant.  

"South African Sun" was hybridised by Steve Pollard and won the class for a ‘new cultivar not in commerce’(at that time) at the *British and European Geranium Society Annual Show in 2001.  The plant is strong growing and short joined, making it an ideal exhibition plant.  It has won many awards for exhibitors at both local and National level.  

'South African Sun"  Gold leaf dwarf zonal pelargonium
 In May, when my friend from California was here, we made a short journey to visit Steve and his greenhouse.   We had a wonderful time looking at the new crosses and the new zonartics.  Thank you  Steve.  Here are some photo’s I took of our visit.



* Now merged with The British Pelargonium & Geranium Society to become The Pelargonium & Geranium Society.   For further information on joining the Society see http://thepags.org.uk

1 comment:

  1. Nie miałam pojęcia, że jest aż tak dużo odmian pelargonii. Jedne ładniejsze od drugich. Pokazane na początku też są cudne. Wyglądaja jak bukieciki różyczek. Pozdrawiam.
    I had no idea that there are so many varieties of geranium. Some nicer than others. Shown at the beginning they are wonderful. They look like bouquets of roses. Yours.


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