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Geranium robertianum 'Celtic White'
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price$6.00
zone(all zones after danger of frost is past)
size6-12x12 in.
An albino form of Geranium robertianum, originally thought to have been traced to Sir Charles Isham by A. Erodium Bowles (1914). It forms masses of low growing white starry flowers, .4 of an inch in diameter with notched petals over deeply divided ferny dark green leaves.

Unlike the rambunctious species Geranium robertianum, which cannot be recommended for the garden, this plant is relatively well behaved. Be sure to sow seed or transplant seedlings in the spring after all danger of frost is past.


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Monsonia speciosa


This is an unusual member of the Geranium Family. The leaf lobes are very fine and narrow, and the flowers look like white tissue paper with notched margins and a pink central blotch. The anthers are orange. The plant grows in the winter and flowers in the spring. It must be allowed to go dormant during the summer. At that time all water should be withheld. It does well in a container, but should be protected from temperatures below freezing in the winter. It can be propagated from root cuttings or seeds. The roots are bright yellow and semi fibrous. It comes from the winter rainfall areas of the Western Cape of South Africa and grows in sandy loam.

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