16 September 2006

Geranium versicolor


Taken this afternoon, this is the second bloom of this species geranium. As geranium flowers go this is small, perhaps only half an inch (about 12mm) across. It goes to show beauty can come in small packages

8 comments:

Zatikia said...

Geraniums and Pelogoniums grow in so many varieties here and are one of my favorite. They climb, hang, bush out and ground cover. They thrive all year and some grow massive like weeds. But I have never seen one like this, so very beautiful.

jams o donnell said...

It is a pretty small example of the genus and the flower is tiny by comparison. Our climate means they go dormant in the winter but this is the second time it has bloomed this hear and that we like

mullet said...

stunning! you need to get yourself and your camera to the cape point!

jams o donnell said...

South Africa Mullets? I am not the happiest of travellers

mullet said...

aye, me neither....but i just know you would love this cape point... flora a go go....anyways, apparently it's hip to go there now hip to be hip - magical colours mystical shapes 'n all that

jams o donnell said...

Now I thinkk of it I remember seeing tv progs showing the beauty of the area. It is very tempting indeed!

In the meantime I will enjoy them Cape Point vicariously through the south african plants that are now commonplace in british gardens (eg Gazanaias)

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I'm not a fan of the geranium varieties seen around here(neither begonias), but this little specimen is gorgeous. I especially like the delicate fucshia veins running through it.

jams o donnell said...

This is not like the gaudy annual, rather it is a small species perennial. While they don't flower as long I think they are more beautiful,, this is a case in point