Alongside the new Zonal Pelargoniums(Geraniums) we introduced to you last month we have 3 new varieties this year that are “a little bit different”.
‘Chocolate Girl’ is new to our variegated leaf Pelargonium range. She has rich dark almost chocolate coloured leaves with a green edge to them. As the sun gets stronger and the daylight hours increase the leaves become darker and darker, contrasting beautifully with it’s cherry cola flowers. It is a strong growing variety and will make up into a big plant very quickly.
Two-in-One Peach is a cross between an Ivy Pelargonium and a Zonal Pelargonium. This cross makes excellent ground cover, as it has a bushy well branched growth habit. With it’s single flowers it is excellently weather resistance and low maintenance. It’s pretty peach flowers are really eye catching.
Cassiopeia is another cross between an Ivy Leaf Pelargonium and a Zonal Pelargonium. This variety however produces a more compact and bushy plant. With semi double deep red flowers it produces’ a striking display in pots and borders alike.
The new year brings new colours and varieties to add to our plant list of Pelargoniums.
The breeder we work with on our Pelargonium range is Elsner Pac from Dresden in Germany, we have worked with Elsner now for many years and they continue to develop their lines of Pelargoniums and regularly bring out new varieties. Their breading work is constantly striving to develop strong growing plants with beautiful blooms across an array of colours.
This year we are pleased to be able to introduce 4 new varieties to our Zonal Pelargonium (Geranium ) range. All of them are part of the Dark leaf selection. They have rich dark green leaves that show off the beautiful bloom’s colours perfectly.
Alma has soft, light baby pink flowers contrasting beautifully with the dark green leaves.
Greta has soft lilac pink flowers which really shine against the dark green foliage.
Violetta has vibrantly bright violet flowers that are dazzling against the dark green leaves.
Spanish Wine Rosé has a bicolour flower. Each petal is edged in white/silver contrasting beautifully with the rose pink petals, this is part of the same breeding line to the original Spanish Wine that we have grown for the last couple of years here at Cramden Nursery which has been much admired by our customers and staff alike.