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Martha Washington geranium

Pelargonium

Description:

Pelargonium /ˌpɛlɑrˈɡoʊniəm/[1] is a genus of flowering plants which includes about 200 species of perennials, succulents, and shrubs, commonly known as scented geraniums or storksbills. Confusingly, Geranium is the correct botanical name of a separate genus of related plants often called Cranesbills. Both Geranium and Pelargonium are genera in the Family Geraniaceae. Linnaeus originally included all the species in one genus, Geranium, but they were later separated into two genera by Charles L’Héritier in 1789. Gardeners sometimes refer to the members of Genus Pelargonium as "pelargoniums" in order to avoid the confusion, but the older common name "geranium" is still in regular use, and most garden 'geraniums' are in fact 'pelargoniums', as opposed to true geraniums or cranesbill. Species of Pelargonium are evergreen perennials indigenous to Southern Africa and are drought and heat tolerant, and can tolerate only minor frosts. Pelargoniums are extremely popular garden plants, grown as annuals in temperate climates. -- Wikipedia

Notes:

This particular variety is one of my favorite of the showy geraniums. It sheds less than a standard geranium and makes great hanging baskets that stay beautiful through the entire season.

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17 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

What a gorgeous flower!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Well, it deserves so...awesome :)

Apple
Apple 7 years ago

Thanks you so much. It is one of the most favorite plants I have ever had in my garden.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Beautiful spot :)

NerillaneSilva
NerillaneSilva 7 years ago

It's so beautiful!!!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Spectacular shots Apple. Great contribution!

Apple
Apple 8 years ago

Thank you Emma! I loved these.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Beautiful,Apple!

Apple
Apple 8 years ago

Thank you Mayra..I have never been able to find them again since that summer.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

wonderful color!!!!

Apple
Apple 8 years ago

I'm glad they are continuing to bring enjoyment in photos not just live in my garden. :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

I'm sure they are striking. Can't take my eyes off them :)

Apple
Apple 8 years ago

Thank you Geeta and Satyen. I love these. Unfortunately I cannot find them every season around here. They are striking and looked good all season outside.

GeetaPande
GeetaPande 8 years ago

Wow, beautiful !!!!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Very pretty.

Apple
Apple 8 years ago

@misako: thanks! Yes, it is a beautiful variation.

misako
misako 8 years ago

beautifu!

Apple
Spotted by
Apple

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Spotted on May 25, 2007
Submitted on Feb 18, 2012

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