The Arch City Gardener

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You Say Potato…

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Is it geranium or pelargonium?

According to a recent post on Gardenista, this would be a pelargonium. How about we call it just plain pretty?

DSCN0058It had been a while since I included geranium in my pots but when I saw this stunner at a plant sale at work I could not resist. I mean who can’t adore a stripe on a flower? I bought this hanging basket of geraniums/pelargoniums after first glance and have not regretted this impulse purchase. The flower petals are edged in a deep hot reddish pink with lighter pink petals. I know this isn’t technically a stripe but it pretty darn well poses for one at a distance and that just spells fun in any garden.



Author: mjarz

Welcome to the Arch City Gardener. My name is Mimi and I started this blog to share my journeys in learning to garden in St. Louis County, Missouri and learn more from my readers who garden. Thanks for reading The Arch City Gardener.

One thought on “You Say Potato…

  1. Plants that are “striped” do say fun in a garden. They say whimsy too. Amazing how breeders get that patterning. I still call them geraniums too, even though full well knowing the difference.

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