Saturday 28 April 2018

Miniature Zonal Pelargonium "Jinky" and sowing seeds of P. littorale

I got this miniature zonal pelargonium "Jinky" in Sweden when I visited the Sune Trygg nursery.   I had not seen this before and it was not in flower so I was delighted when it finally opened its flowers.  Semi-double flowers of palest peach pink fading to almost white edges.  The leaves are green with no zone.   Looking this up on the  The Pelargnium Register I see it was raised by the late Brian West, Isle of Wight, UK.  He used the Dwarf Pelargonium Morval and one I don't know, Holly West, and released it through Denmead Nursery, which no longer exists. 

At the end of last summer I visited Fibrex Nurseries and asked if they had the small flowered form of the species P. Australe.  They didn't, but they did have seed of P. litorale - it's proper name.  I sowed these several weeks ago and look, they have germinated.   This picture was taken a few days ago, and I have since potted them singly and they are much bigger now.    I'll keep you updated on their progress.


  1. Look forward to seeing it in your greenhouse Gwen. It looks lovely. Hope your little baby seedlings do well 😘

  2. So pretty 💞How did I missed it ...😕
    Lovely seedlings,I must pot up mine.

  3. Thank you very much for this useful article. I like it. plant seeds


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