Plant ID forum: Grandma's Double Red Geranium/ Pelargonium

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Nov 14, 2016 10:49 PM CST
Hi all,

This plant has passed from my grandmother to my mother to me. I've never seen one like it. Is it an heirloom? Does anyone know it's name? Each tiny blossom looks like a little rose. The leaves are solid green, there is no darker band. It has an upright habit.

We all read about lost plants found in someone's garden. In case someone else wanted it, when I cut this back before bringing it in for the winter I stuck the prunings in a jar to root. If you live near St Paul, MN I could probably give you one.
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Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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Nov 15, 2016 7:59 AM CST
It's a 'Rosebud' type which have been around for a long time (probably considered heirloom). Yours is very pretty!
These are 'Red Rosebud' and 'Appleblossom Rosebud' I grew in 2010.

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Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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Nov 15, 2016 8:07 AM CST
Hi Nanjo54, Welcome!
I don't know a thing about Heirloom Pelargoniums (Geraniums) but yours is really beautiful! Lovey dubby

Hopefully someone who grows Geraniums (and perhaps heirloom varieties) will be along with suggestions soon.
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