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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 21, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Geranium maderense

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Puts on the most spectacular display of flowers.
In spite of hundreds of blooms, it only creates a few
seedlings each year.....which is perfect as it gets large.
Originally saw it at Balboa Park in San Diego years ago, though didn't realize it was a bi-annual geranium.

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plantmanager
Jun 21, 2018 6:02 PM CST
This is a luscious banner, Cal! It looks cool for these hot summer days.
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crawgarden
Jun 21, 2018 6:04 PM CST
Nice banner Cal!
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Jun 21, 2018 6:20 PM CST
Terrific Cal! Thumbs up Hurray!
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GaNinFl
Jun 21, 2018 7:05 PM CST
Wonderful banner, Cal! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Marilyn
Jun 21, 2018 8:34 PM CST
Pretty color of the flowers. Great banner Cal. Thumbs up
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Fleur569
Jun 21, 2018 8:37 PM CST
A very fine, clear and crispy banner. The leaves look like plumes, the colors nice and defined. Certainly an unusual geranium.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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Jun 22, 2018 3:27 AM CST
Thank you my friends for all the thumbs & nice comments (and the acorn, @Fleur569). Smiling

This is a wonderful plant......no disease or pests. ~3ft x 3ft.
They look more like a tree fern than a geranium until they bloom in the 2nd year.
They may need some support as they mature. The lower leaves help prop it up,
but I lost one as it fell over by it's own weight. The mature stem is ~1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm) thick! Blinking

It's a bit tenuous as a seedling.....very scrawny, and weak stemmed. But just watch over it, give it some water, and
be patient (it's biennial) .....it will reward you with sooooooo many blooms! 100 (at least) en masse.
Just one is impressive.

It's not invasive in spite of the many blooms......just a few germinate and find
their niche. If they aren't in the right spot, they're easy to transplant when young, but
not later as they have a long tap root. They do not grow from cuttings, and die after blooming.
But I leave it in place for a few weeks to make sure it re-seeds, and so far, it has not disappointed. Green Grin!

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wildflowers
Jun 22, 2018 8:20 AM CST
Beautiful! And the additional info says "My kind of plant". Thumbs up Thank you, Cal! Thank You!
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rocklady
Jun 22, 2018 10:42 AM CST
I agree with @wildflowers.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

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Fleur569
Jun 22, 2018 11:41 AM CST
Cal, after seeing your full photos, am I mistaken that those curvy leaves perhaps belong to another plant? I was impressed with their formation.

Fleur569
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 22, 2018 5:25 PM CST
Fleur569 said:Cal, after seeing your full photos, am I mistaken that those curvy leaves perhaps belong to another plant? I was impressed with their formation.
Fleur569

They are the plant's own leaves.......ils sont très beaux, oui? Smiling
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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Jun 23, 2018 4:44 AM CST
BTW, here is a larger version (1920x1080.....876 kb) that I set as the background image on my laptop,
if anyone would like to have it. ;)
http://cal3d.com/NGA2018/geran...

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