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Old swedish variety's

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This group consist of plants that has been preserved within family's in generations by using cuttings and whole plants. Several groups are included such as Fancy leaf, Rosebud, dwarf/mini's etc.


Amanda

Flower: Semi-double bright orange-red.
Leaf: Mid green leaves with light zone.
Other: -

Arbrå

Flower: Double white.
Leaf: Light to mid-green leaves without zone.
Other: Large plant. From the wood castle Arbrå in province Hälsingland in Sweden.

Augusta

Flower: Single, light pink flowered with darker edges and eye.
Leaf: Mid green leaves with light zone.
Other: Weak/Winding stems, ought to be pruned often.

Elinros mörk(dark)

Flower: Double, dark purple.
Leaf: Mid green big leaves with dark zone.
Other: Sturdy/large plant. Sold with the name ’Hamilton’ in the 1960s in Sweden.

Elinros ljus(light)

Flower: Double, light purple.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with zone.
Other: -

Heliga Birgitta (Santa Brigida of Sweden)

Flower: Single, white with orange stamens.
Leaf: Mid green leaves with light zone.
Other: From the Swedish village Lohärad in the province Stockholm.

Hököpinge

Flower: Single white center with dark purple edges.
Leaf: Mid green leaves with light zone.
Other: From the Swedish province Skåne.

Imminge vit(Imminge white)

Flower: Semi-double, big cream white.
Leaf: Mid green big leaves with light zone.
Other: Purchased a cutting on the Swedish garden show "Nordisk Trädgård" year 2004 at Swedish Pelargonium societys display case

Karin(Äppelblom(Appleblossom))

Flower: Big semi-double, salmon color with deeper salmon center.
Leaf: Mid green big leaves with light zone.
Other: -

Lövstabruk

Flower: Single, deep-red very big bouquet.
Leaf: Mid green leaves with light zone.
Other: Arrived to Leufsta manor at the Swedish province Uppland about 1870.

Morfar(Grandpa)

Flower: Single, light salmon with darker eye.
Leaf: Mid green leaves with light zone.
Other: -

Mårbacka

Flower: Double, pale pink. More sun more color.
Leaf: Mid green leaves with almost non-existent zone.
Other: Weak/Winding stems, ought to be pruned often. From the famous Swedish author Selma Lagerlöfs (born 1858 - died 1940) mansion 'Mårbacka'. Love this one!

Nybro kin

Flower: Single, salmon/white.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with red zone.
Other: -

Oxarv

Flower: Single, pink with darker veins towards the center. Dark pink-red stamens.
Leaf: Mid green leaves with marked zone.
Other: -

Smultron & Mjölk (Wild strawberry and milk)

Flower: Single, red with white eye.
Leaf: Mid green leaves with light zone.
Other: -

Stadt Bern

Flower: Single, deep red, narrow petals (almost glowing in the dark)
Leaf: Dark green-grey leaves with clear dark green zone.
Other: Old german variety.

Stilleryd

Flower: Semi-double, dark salmon.
Leaf: Mid green leaves with clear green zone.
Other: Sturdy/large plant. From the old Stilleryd-farm outside city Karlshamn in the province Blekinge, Sweden.

Thea

Flower: Single, light pink/salmon with white center.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with zone.
Other: From Vallby in the province Skåne, Sweden.

Ulriksdal

Flower: Big single, mid-pink/salmon.
Leaf: Gold-leaved with chestnut zone.
Other: -

Älvdalen

Flower: Single, light pink/violet.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with light zone.
Other: -


Fancy leaf


This group has beautiful leaves with different patterns, shapes and color.
The plants need a lot of light but not harsh sunlight. NB! Scant the watering during winter rest.


A Happy Thought

Flower Single, bright red, narrow petals.
Leaf: Green leaves with white center.
Other: Old english variety (Lynes of Warwick) - 1877

Aunty Julia New

Flower: Single slamon flowers with narrow petals.
Leaf: Tri-color leaves with middle green center, white edges and a red/brownish butterfly covering some of the green.
Other: Introduced by the english breeder Andrew Simmons, Warrenorth Nursery.

Black Velvet Pink

Flower: Single, bright pink with white center.
Leaf: Black to purple center with a narrow olive green edge (Black leaved).
Other: 2 F1-hybrid. See hybrids section.

Boniface Butterfly New

Flower: Semidouble to double reddish-salmon flowers.
Leaf: Tri-color leaves with light green center, dark green edges and a narrow red-brownish zone.
Other: Dwarf. Introduced by the english breeder Brian West.

Cherie Maid New

Flowers: White single flowers with red-orange center.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with a narrow white border/edge (Bi-color).
Other: Very simular to Mrs JC Mappin, but the border on Mrs JC Mappin seems to be more creme coloured and be slightly wider.

Copper Queen

Flower: Single, bright red, narrow petals.
Leaf: Tri-color leaves with light green center, dark green edges and a big brownish zone
Other: -

Caroline Schmidt(C.Schmidt), Wilhelm Langguth

Flower: Double, bright red.
Leaf: Tri-color leaves with middle green center, creme-white edges and a reddish zone.
Other: Old variety about 1898.

Courtney Watson

Flower: Semi-double dark reddish-salmon
Leaf:Tri-color leaves with middle green center, creme-white edges and a salmon zone.
Other: Introduced 2007

Distinction

Flower: Single, red.
Leaf: Mid green leaves with dark thin zone.
Other: Old variety about 1874.

East Sussex

Flower: Double bright-red with white eye.
Leaf: Tri-color leaves with light green center, dark green edges and a narrow brownish zone
Other: -

Excalibur

Flower: Single light-pink flowers.
Leaf: Tri-color leaves with middle green center, creme-white edges and a red zone.
Other: Miniature

Golden Charlice

Flower: Single light salmon-pink flowers with red dots.
Leaf: Small mid green crisp leaves with yellow edge that turns pink in sunlight.
Other: Introduced by the english breeder rev. Stanley Stringer 1985, Miniature

Golden Chine

Flower: Single, red bright.
Leaf: Light green (golden) leaves with mid green butterfly.
Other: -

Green Gold

Flower: Single, light red.
Leaf: Light green leaves with red thin zone.
Other: -

Grey Sprite

Flower: Single orange flowers with white eye.
Leaf: Dark-green with white thin edge that gets pink/red in the sunlight.
Other: -

Hills of Snow

Flower: Single lavender-pink.
Leaf: Silver leaf, mid green with silver dots and cream white edges.
Other: -

Little Jip

Flower: Semi-double pink.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with yellow/white border and red zone.
Other: -

Mrs Pollock

Flower: Single, red flowers.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with yellow/white border and red/brown zone.
Other: Introduced by the english breeder Peter Grieve 1858.

Occold Sheild

Flower: Semi double bright orange-red flowers.
Leaf: Light green leaves with red/brown butterfly.
Other: Introduced by the english breeder rev. Stanley Stringer 1984. The Occold series are named after the place he was pastor.

Occold Volcano

Flower: Semi double orange-red flowers with lighter reverse.
Leaf: Golden leaves with dark chestnut colored zone.
Other: Introduced by the english breeder rev. Stanley Stringer 1984.

Preston Park New

Flower: Single light salmon flowers.
Leaf: Mid green leaf with narrow dark zone from outer edge.
Other: -

Princess Alexandra New

Flower: Semi-double Light cerice pink flowers.
Leaf: Silver leaf, mid green with silver dots and cream white edges.
Other: -


Rosebud flowered


The name is give because the flowers resemble a bouquet of roses and because of the many petals
the flowers is sensitive to rain/water.
According to some experts a genuine rosebud shall be sterile i.e it should not have either stigma nor anthers.


Appleblossom Rosebud

Flower: Very double, white with bright pink edge. Looks like double apple-flower.
Leaf: Mid green leaves with lighter zone.
Other: Is said to be English queen Victoria's favorite. Old variety from about 1870.

Bornholm

Flower: Very double, bright red.
Leaf: Dark green leaves with yellow veining.
Other: Old Swedish variety.

Fishers Appleblossom

Flower: Double pink-apricot flowers, get darker in sunlight.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with darker zone.
Other: -

Garnet Rosebud

Flower: Very double, deep dark-red, delicious!
Leaf: Dark green-grey leaves with clear dark green zone.
Other: Slow growing, dwarf. Introduced by the american breeder Holmes C. Miller 1970.

Ludvika

Flower: Very double, bright scarlet.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves without zone.
Other: -

Noel Gordon

Flower: Very double, candy pink.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with zone.
Other: From named, said to be named after the actress Noele Gordon from the TV series 'Crossroads 2001'.

Rococo

Flower: Very double, baby pink.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with darker zone.
Other: Actually a hybrid and looks like a rose, love this one...

Scarlet Rambler

Flower: Very double, bright scarlet with lighter reverse.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves without zone.
Other: Old variety from about 1870.

Sister Henry

Flower: Very double, dark pink with lighter reverse.
Leaf: Mid-green with light zone.
Other: -

Purple Rambler

Flower: Very double, bright pink with lighter reverse.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves without zone.
Other: -

Vit rosen (Crown princess Mary 'danish name') New

Flower: White double flowers.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves.
Other: Says to be an old Swedish rosebud but several different specimens with small deviation in the flowers exists. Some mean that this is not a genuine rosebud but a very double, though it has both anthers and stigma.


Bird's egg flowered


Bird's egg flowered have small dots, while Egg-shell have both dots and stripes on the petals in deviant color.


Avenida Mosaic Pink

Flower: Single, light pink with pink stripes and dots (Egg-shell).
Leaf: Mid-green to dark leaves with light zone.
Other: -

Avenida Mosaic Red

Flower: Single, light red with red stripes and dots (Egg-shell).
Leaf: Dark green leaves with light zone.
Other: -

Costanza da Schio New

Flower: Single light pink/apricot flowers with darker center. The flower covered with stripes and dots.(Egg-shell).
Leaf: Dark-greene leaves with darker zone.
Other: Dwarf?. Introduced by the italian breeder Catia De Tomi, year 2006

Contessa di Pralormo New

Flower: Single light pink flowers with darker stripes and dots. (Egg-shell)
Leaf: Tri-color leaf with mid-gen center and white edge and reddish zone.
Other: Introduced by the italian breeder Catia De Tomi, year 2005.

Gemma

Flower: Single, light salmon with darker center and red stripes and dots (Egg-shell).
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with light zone
Other: Introduced by the english breeder rev. Stanley Stringer.

Irma New

Flower: Double white flowers with dark-orange stripes and dots and darker 'halo' around the centre (Egg-shell).
Leaf: Light-green leaves with brownish zone.
Other: Dwarf. Introduced by the English breeder Ron Mitchell.

Magda

Flower: Double, salmon with red stripes and dots (Egg-shell).
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with clear zone
Other: Introduced by the english breeder rev. Stanley Stringer.

Milden New

Flowers: Single white/pinkish flowers med rose-red stripes and dots and dark 'halo' around centre. (Egg-shell).
Leaf: Light-green leaf with chestnut zone. (Golden leaved).
Other: Dwarf. Introduced by the English breeder Ray Bidwell, 1985.

Mr Stripey

Flower: Single, pink with dark pink dots and stripes (Egg-shell).
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with clear zone.
Other: Purchased seeds and sow year 2002 and got one like this! White single flowers with red dots and stripes. Lovely!!

Mrs JJ Knight Butterfly

Flower: Single, pale pink with bright pink dots towards the eye (Bird´s egg).
Leaf: Light green leaves with mid green butterfly in the middle.
Other: Wonderful!

Odensjö Occarina

Flower: Semi-double light salmon with dark-salmon/red dots and stripes (Egg-shell).
Leaf: Mid green with light zone.
Other: Large plant. Introduced by the Swedish breeder Monica Birgersson 2003 (Odensjö pelargoner).


Dwarfs and miniatures


These are smaller versions of the regular zonal pelargoniums. Dwarfs equals full grown plants with size 12,5 above the pot edge, but not higher than 20 centimeter (pot size between 9-11,5 centim/diam)
Miniatures equals full grown plants with size less than 12,5 centimeter above the pot edge (pot size max 9 centim/diam)
Dwarfs and miniatures consists of a majority of the different groups such as Fancy Leaf etc.


Alice

Flower: Semi-double, apricot-pink with lighter center. The flowers turns darker in sunlight.
Leaf: Dark-green leaves with dark zone.
Other: Introduced by the Australian breeder Mrs Ruby Holborow 1966./P>

Asarnas Särimner New

Flower: Single light apricot with darker eye and upper petals.
Leaf: Mid-greene leaves with darkbrown wide zone.
Other: This set of pelargoniums(Asarna) is introduced by the Swedish pair Lotta och Robban Lundberg. They was given the seeds by Brian West and the name of the series is taken from the nordic mythology.

Black Knight - pink

Flower: Semi-double, pink.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with dark butterfly.
Other: -

Brighstone

Flower: Very double, raspberry-red with lighter reverse.
Leaf: Beautiful golden leaves with copper zone.
Other: Almost a rosebud, lovely! Introduced by the english breeder Brian West.

Deacon Moonlight

Flower: Double light pink-mauve.
Leaf: Light-green leaves with wide mid-green zone.
Other: Introduced by the english breeder rev. Stanley Stringer 1981. One of the 27 in the Deacon-series.

Friesdorf

Flower: Single, red with narrow petals.
Leaf: Dark olive green leaves with thin dark green zone.
Other: Imported to Sweden from Germany soon after second world war (Max Lobner 1927)

Jinky

Flower: Double light pink-salmon
Leaf: Golden leaves with copper colored zone.
Other: Introduced by the english breeder Brian West.

Little Lady - pink

Flower: Semi-double, cerise.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with light zone.
Other: -

Natalie

Flower: Semi-double, soft pink with white edges.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with light zone.
Other: From Sulmans 2003.

Odensjö Sheridan

Flower: Single, light salmon-pink with darker ring in middle. The petals are filled with little dots.
Leaf: Dark-green leaves with a dark zone.
Other: Introduced by the Swedish breeder Monica Birgersson 2001 (Odensjö pelargoner).

Orange Splash

Flower: Single, light salmon/orange with dark orange dots and stripes.
Leaf: Light green-yellow leaves with mid-green wide zone.
Other: Egg-shell. Introduced by the english breeder Steve Fitzjohn 1992.

Royal Norfolk

Flower: Semi-double, cerise/pink.
Leaf: Dark green leaves with a stroke of red and dark red zone.
Other: Introduced by the english breeder rev. Stanley Stringer.

Tom Tit

Flower: Single, salmon pink (very small flowers).
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with light zone.
Other:

Video Blush New

Flower: Single white flowers with pink blushing center.
Leaf: Mid- to darkgreen leaves with light zone.
Other: Introduced by Floranova in England.


Tulip flowered


Flowers do not open fully, giving the look of half opened tulips




Emma från Bengtsbo

Flower: Baby-pink
Leaf: Mid-green fringed leaves without zone.
Other: A Swedish one, introduced by Bengstsbo Handelsträdgård(Nursery) in province Västergötland 2002. Lovely one!

Mårbacka Tulpan(Tulip)

Flower: Pink-white
Leaf: Mid-green fringed leaves without zone.
Other: Another Swedish one! This is a sport from pelargonium Mårbacka. Introduced by Förslövs Handelsträdgård(Nursery) in province Skåne.

Patricia Andréa

Flower: Pink.
Leaf: Mid-green fringed leaves without or very weak zone.
Other: Introduced by the american breeder's Robert and Ralph Andréa.

Victoria Andréa

Flower: Dark red.
Leaf: Mid-green fringed leaves without zone.
Other: -


Zonals


'Zonals' are pelargoniums that you are most probably familiar with as 'geraniums', the regular bedding type plants. They are called 'Zonals' because of the darker ring that encircles the center of each leaf. The plants vary in size, the flowers vary in color being either single, semi-double, double, rosebud flowered, cactus flowered, etc. The leaves also vary in color and shape.


Astrakan New

Flower: Double darkred flowers.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with brown zone.
Other: Introduced 1912 by the french breeder Victor Lemoine.

Bewerly Park

Flower: Semi-double, dark salmon with lighter edge.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with dark copper zone.
Other: -

Chu Chu

Flower: Single, red flowers with a white eye.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with light zone.
Other: -

Drottning(Queen) Ingrid

Flower: Semi-double pink
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with light zone.
Other: Also called dansk(Danish) mårbacka and says be originate from queen Ingrids summer castle Sofiero in province Skåne.

Ekeby Lovisa

Flower: Double white-pink.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with light zone.
Other: Introduced 2004 by the Swedish breeder Sune Trygg. One of Ekeby-series, named after the area Skogs-Ekeby in Tungelsta in province Stockholm.

Feuerriese

Flower: Single very big deep-red.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with darker zone.
Other: A german big giant.

First Love?

Flower: Very light pink single flowered with a tinge of pink at the edge of the petals.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with weak zone
Other: Bought in a specialized pelargonium webb store 2004. But I don't think I got the right one.

French Vanilla

Flower: Double, vanilla white(yellow).
Leaf: Mid-green flowers with light zone.
Other: -

Highfields Attracta New

Flower: Light baby-pink, darker at the middle and edges.
Leaf: Mid-greene leaf with weak zone.
Other: Highfields series is introduced by the english breeder Ken Gamble.

Highfields Vouge

Flower: Single red with a white eye (big flowers).
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with weak zone.
Other: Introduced by the english breeder Ken Gamble. This one 1977.

Ludwigsburger Flair

Flower: Double white with apricot center. Color get darker in sunlight.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with light zone.
Other: -

Mere Casino

Flower: Single, red with lighter red/orange stripes.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with light zone.
Other: Very special.

Kardinal Lawiselly

Flower: Double, dark cerise/purple.
Leaf: Dark green leaves with weak zone.
Other: Large plant

Odensjö Liesel

Flower: Semi-double, in the beginning white who alter in champagne. In full bloom the petals get pinkish color.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with darker zone.
Other: Introduced by the Swedish breeder Monica Birgersson 2002 (Odensjö pelargoner).

Odensö Nicola Maiden

Flower: Single, white with a tint of pink. More pink in sunlight.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with darker zone.
Other: Introduced by the Swedish breeder Monica Birgersson 2006 (Odensjö pelargoner).

Ryan Dollery

Flower: Single, white with light baby pink middle.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with darker zone.
Other: Introduced by the English breeder Brian West. Simply wonderful!

Signes Enkla Vita(Signes single white)

Flower: Single, white with a pink blush and dark veins.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with chestnut colored zone.
Other: -

Sweet Jess

Flower: Very double, candy pink.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with dark red/brown butterfly.
Other: Can be sorted under both rosebuds, dwarf or fancy leaves.

Triumph de Nancy

Flower: Double, carmine red with white eye. My specimen is however single!
Leaf: Mid-green leaves.
Other: NB. Should have double flowers.

Winford Festival

Flower: Single, bright pink with white eye.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with weak zone.
Other: -


Stellar and Finger flowered pelargoniums


The leaves on stellar are often lobate and the petals are star shaped. The lower petals are wider than the upper. There is both single and double flowered. These variety's seems to be discovered in Australia about 1950 and arrived to Europe around 1960.

Formosum hybrids is a un-recognized name for Finger flowered pelargoniums. This very small group considers to originate from Mexico. The foliage is a bit more lobate then the Stellar group. All the petals are equal sized, slender and looks like fingers.


Elnaryds Sweet Kiss New

Flower: Semi double rasberry red flowers with a white eye (Stellar).
Leaf: Dark-green leaves with darker zone.
Other: Introduced by the Swedish breeder Karin Lundh Hansen, 2008.

Fireworks Cherry and White New

Flower: Single dark pink flowers with a white eye (Stellar).
Leaf: Mid-green leaves.
Other: A PAC® variety from Elsner Jungpflanzen in Germany.

Rosa Della Sera New

Flower: Single white flowers with a dark pink (tint) eye (Stellar).
Leaf: Mid-green beautiful lobate leaves without zone.
Other: Introduced by the italian breeder Catia De Tomi, 2005.

Stella Vernante New

Flower: Single deep pink lower petals and a white eye that stretch to upper peals (Stellar).
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with a very white border(Bi-color).
Other: Introduced by the italian breeder Catia De Tomi, 2006. Lovely!


Unknown


This is a collection of pelargonium's without documented names. I have named them just to keep order in my collection.


Bispberg - a delicious (dwarf)/mini

Flower: Single, white with a pink eye.
Leaf: Dark green leaves with slight darker zone and reddish stems.
Other: Received a cutting from a old man living in Bispberg in the province Dalarna/Sweden who told me that his late wife got the plant many many years ago.

Morfars gräddnos (Grandpa's cream nose)

Flower: Semi double, white with pink/salmon center.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves marked zone.
Other: From my grandpa's collection.

Morfars stora röda (Grandpa's big red)

Flower: Semi double, deep-red
Leaf: Mid-green leaves marked zone.
Other: From my grandpa's collection.

Rosa dek blad/Pink Fancy Leaf

Flower: Single, pink flowers with white eye.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves with nice brown zone (darker in the sun).
Other: Bought in a nursery, without documented name




Hybrids


All pelargoniums except the vild species are actually hybrids, but here I will try to collect and show different interspecific breedings and breeding between two species so-called primary hybrids.

Creamery

Flower: Semi-double, light cream-white.
Leaf: Light to mid-green lobate leaves without zone.
Other: Sometimes end up among 'primary hybrids group'(cross breed between two species), but this is wrong thus one parent already is cross breed. Creamery are a result of the species P. quinquelobatum and dwarf zonal Fantasie. 1 An interspecific breeding?

Dark secret

Flower: Double, big dark blood-red flowers.
Leaf: Mid-green leaves.
Other: A 'hybrid Ivy Leaf' 1 . The color is like dark red velvet...lovely one!

    1 Hybrid Ivy Leaf – is what you get when crossing zonal geranium with trailing ivy-leaf varieties. The plant should clearly display characteristics of both zonal and ivy leaved plants without being predominantly one or the other.

2 F1 stands for Filial 1, the first filial generation seeds/plants offspring resulting from a cross mating of distinctly different parental types. To produce consistent F1-hybrids, the original cross must be repeated each season. See "Black Velvet" under kategory Fancy Leaf.



My own breeds


Of course I have to try this too. Waiting for the new breeds to sprout, grow and flower is the same feeling a child has when he or she is waiting for Santa Claus...i suppose xD


Swingtown Salmon Stripey(603)

Flower: Single light salmon with white center. Red veins even darker reverse.
Leaf: Mid-green with light zone.
Other: Breeding between Nybro Kin(mum) and Augusta 2005. Large plant.

NONAME (607)

Flower: Semi-double, color alters between dark pink and orange.
Leaf: Mid-green with a wide darker zone.
Other: Unknown parents. The flower holds long.