Monday, 10 March 2014
Dwarf Zonal Pelargonium "Angelique"
When I first started growing pelargoniums seriously some twenty-five odd years ago (as opposed to buying a few zonals from the garden centre and putting them in planters in the summer), the dwarf zonal pelargonium "Angelique" was one of my first purchases. I loved the clean rich dark pink colour of the double flowers, and the fact that it was a compact dwarf plant. The leaves are a mid-green with a slightly darker zone. It was a new variety then, and I still grow it. It was introduced by a Mr Maudsley in 1987. In the greenhouse it is now just coming into flower. It's a bit straggly and I need to take a few cuttings. I should have done this at the end of last summer, and in fact, I have several that need to be cut back and cuttings taken.but I was away for most of September and October, and life just got busy, as it does. It's not too late, and I have already started taking a few cuttings off several plants.