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Red velvet geraniums

The other day I pinched a cutting of this geranium that was overflowing in a car park. Naughty of me, I know, but you couldn’t even tell where I took a bit after I’d done it.

I don’t know the name of the variety, but I call it red velvet because it really does look like it. I’ve only seen it around in the last few years, so I think it must be a relatively newly bred variety.

It’s so lush and a beautiful dark vivid red. I have a couple of  dark red pelargoniums in pots, but this is definitely a geranium.

I planted the cutting as soon as I got home. Geraniums usually take easily from cuttings, so I hope this one does. Fingers crossed.

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Priscilla Payne
Priscilla Payne
5 months ago

That geranium is beautiful. I would love to find it here in Maine. I will have to take the photo to a couple of local nurseries.

Anne Gracie
Anne Gracie
5 months ago

I wish I knew the variety, Priscilla, but I’ve only ever admired in other people’s gardens. Good luck with finding it at a nursery.

Robin
Robin
5 months ago

Just brought in my outdoor annuals tonight; they are predicting a freeze. I’ve had good luck overwintering my fuchsia geraniums indoors and while not as big as your flowers, they are cheerful. My impatients just recovered from the deer munching. Really want to keep those going a little longer so they are inside too.
I bought Bride by Mistake on Amazon when you posted it the other day and binge read it. Wonderful story. Thank you!

Anne Gracie
Anne Gracie
5 months ago
Reply to  Robin

I’m so glad you enjoyed the book, Robin thank you. The best of luck on saving your flowering plants from the cold. I love having flowering plants inside, even if only for a short time. It really cheers the place up, doesn’t it, especially in gloomy weather.