Pelargonium sidoides
Sun, 10 Oct 2004 14:58:25 PDT
I can't resist mentioning that this species overwintered in the open garden
here last winter; not in my "little South Africa" bed, but in the iris bed,
which is on the south side of the garage and is somewhat raised and very
free-draining.  This was an unintended experiment; I had grown the plant
from Silverhill seed, and it bloomed well in 2003, but it didn't impress me
enough to persuade me to keep it another winter in the (cold) greenhouse,
so into the garden it went.

And "survived" is the operative term here; it emerged very late, and never
managed to bloom in 2004 (but we did have a cool, wet summer).  I wouldn't
claim that it's hardy in the sense of making a good garden plant here.

Ellen Hornig
Seneca Hill Perennials
Oswego, NY, USA
Winter lows -10F to -20F, oustanding snow cover

Original Message:
From: chuck  schwartz
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 14:12:25 -0700
Subject: Re: [pbs] Pelargonium sidoides

According to my book,"Pelargoniums" by Diana Miller, the black one is 
sidoides, the lavender one is reniformis. They're both section Reniforme
chuck Schwartz
South California coast
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Susan Hayek" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2004 8:53 PM
Subject: [pbs] Pelargonium sidoides

>I just added three pictures (my first attempt) of Pelargonium sidoides, or 
>what I assume is P. sidoides, to the wiki.
> I just ordered a plant from Geranianceae, coveting the very black
> and realized when the plant arrived that I have many others of different 
> colors growing throughout my garden.
> An easy plant; the thickened underground stems transplant well and 
> cuttings are easily rooted.
> -- 
> susan, who is.....
> owned by Jasper & Schubert the Standard Poodles, Gracie the Rhodesian, 
> Pup-Quiz the Basenji and their Basenji brother, Jones.... on the North 
> Coast of CA, USA Zone 9
>, copyright 2004
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