Plant ID forum: Do you know this hardy geranium?

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Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Nov 5, 2015 9:42 PM CST
Please help me ID this pretty plant.

The leaves have nice markings (bottom right side of the picture). I don't think it is a hybrid, for I grew the mother plant from seeds and this is her offspring. Geranium versicolor is very similar, but has no marks on the leaves.




Thank you!
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kqcrna
Nov 6, 2015 6:30 AM CST
Could it be Splish Splash?

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JRsbugs
Nov 6, 2015 7:30 AM CST
I have a garden full of these, they can vary a little or a lot. They crossed from Geranium versicolor which I have, and another which I got from a neighbour and I think is Geranium endressii Wargrave Pink.

The general name for these crosses is Geranium x oxonianum. There are several selections which have been named, but they cross breed like rabbits.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Geranium+x+oxonianum.&tbm=...
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Nov 6, 2015 7:34 AM CST
The leaves I can see with markings look like Geranium phaeum, are you sure they belong to the flower you are showing?
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JRsbugs
Nov 6, 2015 7:40 AM CST
I found one with marked foliage, but as this was a self set from seed off a mother plant also grown from seed which would itself have likely been a cross, you really can't give it a name.

Geranium x oxonianum 'Katherine Adele'

##White to pale flowers with a darker pink veining
##Flowers from late spring to midsummer
##Green with purple-black, variegated foliage

Interesting Notes:

A hybrid cross between G. endressii and G. versicolor.


http://www.connonnurseries.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/plants.p...
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Name: ursula
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Mutisia
Nov 6, 2015 9:41 AM CST
Thank you, JRsbugs!

I will post the pictures as Geranium x oxonianum at the PDB. I love this plant!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 6, 2015 10:14 AM CST
Beautiful photo of that Hardy Geranium (Geranium x oxonianum)
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JRsbugs
Nov 6, 2015 2:12 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.

You might have noticed Lin, that the photos submitted by bonitin are of a plant which came from my garden. Green Grin!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 6, 2015 3:02 PM CST
Janet, I hadn't noticed that ... how sweet! Plant people are the most caring, sharing folks ever! Lovey dubby
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Name: ursula
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Mutisia
Nov 6, 2015 8:18 PM CST
You can see the whole plant in this picture (not the best), Janet:


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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Nov 6, 2015 8:27 PM CST
It has a lovely atmosphere with the contrast of light and shading Ursula. The leaves could have come from Geranium phaeum, I haven't come across that species crossing with G. versicolor but it has to have come from somewhere.

Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Nov 6, 2015 9:17 PM CST
One of these days I will check my old mails from my DG times - I obtained the seeds from an exchange. Maybe, if I find out who sent me the seeds I can also find out the name of the plant.

Thanks again for your help, Janet!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2015 1:12 PM CST
That is soooo pretty!
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Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Nov 7, 2015 6:03 PM CST
Thank you, @plantladylin - I agree with you *Blush*
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2015 6:09 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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