Pelargonium Species hybrid cross

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Many pelargonium hybrids like that of ‘Ardens’, ‘Lavender lass/lad’ and ‘atomic snowflake’ were created as early as the 1800s and usually hybridized between species pelargoniums.

Pelargonium ‘Ardens’ is a hybrid cross of Pelargonium Lobatum and Pelargonium fulgidum which was created in 1810, it has beautiful scarlet flowers.

Pelargonium ‘atomic snowflake’ is a hybrid cross of Pelargonium capitatum which has white blotches & stripes on the leaves, although the shape of the leaf is very similar to P. capitatum, the flowers are also similar.

Pelargonium ‘islington peppermint’ is a hybrid cross of Pelargonium tomentosum (mint scented) and pelargonium splendide (a cross between P. ovale & P. tricolor) which was again created during the 1800s, it has tiny two coloured flowers of burgundy and white and the leaves are peppermint scented like the P. tomentosum.

Pelargonium ‘Lady Plymouth’ is a hybrid cross of Pelargonium graveolens, this plant has cream variegated grey leaves that are rose/lemon scented with purplish pink flowers.

Pelargonium ‘Lavender Lad’ & ‘Lavender Lass’ are hybrid crosses of Pelargonium ionidiflorum, Pelargonium odoratissmum, Pelargonium dichondrifolium and Pelargonium australe which have bright pink flowers & lavender scented leaves.

Pelargonium ‘Lawrenceanum’ was created in 1827, believed to be a hybrid cross of Pelargonium lobatum and possibly Pelargonium ‘Ardens’, this plant has deep purple flowers that are faded along the edges and are scented at night.