Saturday, August 24, 2013

Geranium x sanguineum 'Khan'

 Geranium x sanguineum 'Khan' syn. 'Wisley Hybrid'
Sounds like Englishman Allan Robinson had a bit of a fight on his hands with RHS Wisley when this Geranium came to be recognised as his own discovery. It is thought to be a hybrid between G. sanguineum and G. wlassouianum and was named for his beloved cat (Genghis) Khan. The flowers are very telling such is their brilliant magenta colour and for their appearance well above the 40cm mound of neat leaves. "Look at me.....look at me!" it screams, especially on a dull day.

 Up close the buds are very hairy, but are pussy cat soft and not bristly stiff.
 Ten out of ten for this Geranium as it fights for my attention from the dwarf Bougainvillea 'Zulu' which is also in flower at the moment.

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