OT: Erodiums vs. Geranium vs. Pelargonium

Paul Tyerman ptyerman@ozemail.com.au
Wed, 07 Jul 2004 18:48:20 PDT
>like Pelargonium. There are several plants that I
>can't really tell if they are Eryngiums or Geraniums.
>And, there were several Penstemons that I don't know
>what the species is. 


I think you are likely meaning Erodiums, not Eryngiums.  Totally different
beasties to say the least <grin>.

Certainly some of the Erodiums I cannot tell from Geranium species
(something that I really love) and I for one woud love to knowwhat the real
differences between them are.  I grow a whole heap of species geraniums and
their cultivars and the odd Erodium.  I would have said that Erodiums were
smaller until last couple of years when Erodium 'Spanish Eyes' came out
here in Aus (probably years behind the UK and everyone else <grin>) and it
looks just like some of the species geraniums hybrids in flower, but the
leaves are finely cut and decidedly nice in their own right..... just like
some of the species Pelargoniums.

I'll be interested in hearing responses to this one, that is for sure.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about
anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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