What's blooming this week 7/27/2011

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 10:50:05 PDT
Andrew's mention of Pelargonium cotyledonis reminds me that I forgot 
to mention a more or less geophytic Pelargonium that I grow in the 
garden: P. endlicherianum from Turkey, one of the few really 
winter-hardy species. It's blooming now and its brilliant pink 
flowers, which are fairly large, are a nice touch on the rock garden. 
In Colorado and the Southwest it can become quite a large plant and 
is popular in "xeriscape" plantings. It isn't a true geophyte, I 
feel, since at least here, it keeps some small leaves through the 
winter. The storage organ is an enlarged, hard rhizome that stays 
close to the soil surface. It's easily grown from seed, which is 
always available on the rock garden seed exchange lists.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon USA

At 10:40 PM 7/27/2011, you wrote:
>Here is Pelargonium cotyledonis today. It blooms several times a year.
>San Diego

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