Monday 23 February 2015

Beauty of Caulderdale - Zonal Pelargonium

Single zonal pelargonium "Beauty of Caulderdale"

Of all the red pelargoniums, this single pelargonium has, I think, the softest bright red.   She certainly lives up to her name of "Beauty of Caulderdale".   The light green leaves are well zoned and contrast nicely with the red flowers.   A strong grower which flowers profusely.

"Beauty of Caulderdale" was introduced by Cannell in 1868.  

Photograph taken at Fibrex Nurseries- home of The National Collection of Pelargoniums.


  1. The flowers are very pretty, but leaves very nice. Regards.

  2. This is a great website, so many people need this information, thanks for providing it. I love your color scheme too!


  3. HI there,
    I have been trying to indentify this "single zonal red pelargonium" that I have been blessed with (wish I could attach a pic). It has been in my boyfriends family since the late 1800's/early 1900's and the story goes his great-grandmother smuggled it out of England and brought it home with her. The closest I can identify it with is the 'beauty of caulderale' or 'stadt bern'. However, my pelargonium has smaller, more dainty foliage and stems with a mature lead measuring about 1.5 - 2".
    Any thoughts would be greatly welcomed,
    Thanks so much,

  4. a mature LEAF measuring about 1.5 - 2 "

    1. Hi Nikki - sounds like it might be a miniature or a small dwarf. Could it be Friesdorf? That has red single flowers and dainty dark green leaves. Check our the Pelargonium Register -


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