This is my mystery zonal pelargonium. It is a basic pelargonium with large heads of single dark rosy peach flowers with a central white eye. I saw this growing in my nephew's garden in Adelaide, Australia, several years ago. It was growing like a small shrub. I took a couple of cuttings and brought them home with me. The plant grows well and it is a vigorous grower. Each year I grow it in a large planter in the garden. But I have never known its name. My sister planted it, but she had lost the label and had no idea. I have asked on one or two Australian Pelargonium Facebook Pages but no one seems to know its name so I just called it "Dales", after my nephew. There are now several Specialist Australian Pelargonium Facebook pages and a couple of weeks ago I spotted what I was sure was my plant. I asked my sister what she thought and she confirmed that she thought it could well be the same as my plant as she recognised the name. So, after investigating a bit further I am now able to put a name to my mystery plant. She is "Lady of Spain". This is not a great photo, but I took it to send to compare with the one on Facebook on one of the few showery days we have had this year. Introduced by Schmidt, USA in 1947.
I see on my last Blog post that I thought life would be a bit easier now, but in fact I've had an unbelievable busy year. However, fingers crossed, life is slowing down a bit for the time being. I have been taking cuttings and have sown a few pelargonium seeds. I'll update you on these in my next post.
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