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By Alextb

London, England Eng

ID Please.

I bought thisn plant a while ago and it is always abundant weith blooms, but cannot remember what it is called. Could someone please enlighten me?

Thanks in advance.




Its a Regal Pelargonium. There are hundreds of named varieties so couldn't say which. Unlike their zonal relatives, they have a distinct break in their flowering from mid summer until late spring the following year so yours may soon finish.

19 Jun, 2011


Thanks for the ID and info.

19 Jun, 2011


They need a cold period (around 10º C) to stimulate the formation of flower buds.

20 Jun, 2011


Well, that shouldn't be a problem here in the UK currently - plenty of nights recently where its been below that temperature (she says sarcastically..)

20 Jun, 2011


lol....True! I would have expected there to be more problems with them freezing this year, even though they are more frost tolerant than the Zonals (P. hortorum). I should have been more specific, though--they need average temperatures of around 10º, not just at night.

21 Jun, 2011

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