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Geranium wallichianum 'Shocking Blue'

Geranium wallichianum 'Shocking Blue' (Geranium wallichianum)

Not really a good name, but it is a lovely colour, and ambles around, too.

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Pretty ambler.......

11 Jul, 2011


It is, Dd. I was pleased to come across this one. :-)

12 Jul, 2011


I can imagine...

13 Jul, 2011


Another little pretty one ....

17 Jul, 2011


Yes, 'yet' another! lol.

17 Jul, 2011


(Shocking Blue were a Dutch band in the sixties, had a hit with 'Venus' - much better than that 'orrible Bananarama version - yeuk!). :-)

27 Jul, 2011


Oh! I wonder if that's where the name came from?

28 Jul, 2011


Barbara, I've got one called Geranium pratense 'Purple Haze' - do you sense a 60's music theme going on here? :-)

28 Jul, 2011


Hmmmph! I haven't got that one! Has it got dark leaves? It 'is' interesting, because my book says that one only appeared in 2000. Somebody had to name them, I suppose... and could have been around in the 60s. :-)))

29 Jul, 2011


Yes Barbara, the leaves are dark when they emerge in Spring and then change to a dark green with a purplish edge as they age. My plant hasn't flowered yet so I can't describe their colour.
I'm thinking of moving it to a shadier position to see if it keeps the dark leaf colouring longer.

29 Jul, 2011


I've just checked in my books - and they all say that the pratenses prefer a sunny position - so beware! I shall break this to you gently - if it's a seedling from another plant, the flowers could be any colour - magenta, blue or mauve. Well - at least it'll be a surprise!

29 Jul, 2011


Don't know if I like surprises like that . . lol! I'll let you know what colour appears. Thank you for the positioning info Barbara, I may leave it where it is and if I get any seedlings I'll try them in different places.

29 Jul, 2011


Yes, do. Apparently, if seedlings start off with green leaves, they'll be 'duds' according to the 'experts'. My thought on the subject was - they'd fit in somewhere! ;-)

30 Jul, 2011


Lol . . . I agree with you. :-)

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