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Pelargonium oblongatum (A year in the life of.)


In January the leaves emerge from the dorment tuber, by March the plant is in full leaf.

By the end of March the leaves have died back and the flowering stem has grown.

By mid April it has started to flower and by early May (when the next photo was taken.) it is in full bloom.

It usually blooms for 2 months or so before returning to dormancy until next winter.

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I love it , what a fantastic flower plantoholic.

3 Mar, 2011


never heard of this perennial pelargonium before. what an unusual plant. what temperature do you keep it at, light levels etc.
Lovely blog :o)

3 Mar, 2011


How lovely, does it come in other colours please? I know there is always one!!

3 Mar, 2011


How interesting. I've never heard of that :o)

4 Mar, 2011


Fascinating......not come across this one before :-)

4 Mar, 2011


Thankyou for the lovely comments, no other colours of this paticular species dottydaisy but there are other species pelargoniums that have a similar life cycle.
Hi Seaburngirl, as much light as possible in winter, some whitewash shadeing in summer.Temperature in winter minimum apx 5c ( dropped a bit lower in December!!)when flowers finished & seed collected in summer plant is allowed to dry out.

4 Mar, 2011


Thanks for the info - fascinating!

6 Mar, 2011


It's nice to see a species Pelargonium. I work with a collection of them, but this is one we don't have. Superb pictures.

23 Mar, 2011


Hi Rbtkew it must be great to work with so many fantastic plants, i grow several pelargonium species will post more photos as they flower.

28 Mar, 2011


Lovely flowers: reminds me a little of triffidum in the colour. I love Geraniums and Pelargoniums.
It is really great to see the correct names being applied to the pants: it gets right up my nose when Pelargoniums are referred to as geraniums!
This winter, I lost my P.sidoides and P.abrotanifolium both of which had been happily growing on my raised beds for the past 3 years with no protection.

4 Jun, 2011

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