Saturday 7 January 2017
"Bembridge" - Dwarf Zonal Pelargonium
The dwarf zonal pelargonium "Bembridge", has pretty soft pink double flowers above zoned gold foliage. It has a spreading growth habit. Raised by the late Brian West (IoW, UK) and introduced before 1991.
Bembridge is a small village on the Isle of Wight. Brian often used the names of local villages for his raisings.
It's a fairly quiet time in the greenhouses now. We have had some heavy frosts and I have had heaters on over night and a couple of nights also covered the plants with fleece for extra protection.
January is a good time to sow pelargonium seeds to give the plants a chance of flowering this year.