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NOT Geranium Mrs. Kendall Clark!

NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 6,537
I recently ordered x4 of this variety for it’s steely lavender flowers. One has just flowered and annoyingly, it looks like they have sent the wrong one(s), some sort of double form. Anyone any ideas what it is?

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,405
    It's a Geranium Plenum, possibly "Summer Skies". I think it's very pretty. I ordered one during the first lockdown but it was tiny when it arrived and it died  :/
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 3,074
    @Nollie That is annoying. I would much prefer Mrs Kenndall Clark. Yes I think it could be Summer Skies. I have never had much success with the doubles they seem to give up after one or two years. I purchased a white double G pratense Laura last year no sign of it this year. I have given up.
    The most serious gardening I do would seem very strange to an onlooker,for it involves hours of walking round in circles,apparently doing nothing. Helen Dillon.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 6,537
    That was quick, many thanks @Busy-Lizzie. I’m sure you are right, just looked it up on the supplier’s website and they do stock it. All their plants seem good quality and are growing away well, but it’s more pink than lavender/blue and I really didn’t want pink! I will have to go into battle with them to send me replacement plants, sigh..



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,851
    the leaves look like pratense rather than phaeum. a graceful plant uglified (is that a word?)
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 6,537
    I agree Mrs. KC is much nicer @GardenerSuze and @nutcutlet (yes pratense 😊) and chosen carefully with the help of forum members so as not to be pink or have any hint of pink! I have looked at the double forms before, but having now seen one in the flesh I’m not so keen, lost all essence of being a geranium, I think.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,851
    Nollie said:
    I agree Mrs. KC is much nicer @GardenerSuze and @nutcutlet (yes pratense 😊) and chosen carefully with the help of forum members so as not to be pink or have any hint of pink! I have looked at the double forms before, but having now seen one in the flesh I’m not so keen, lost all essence of being a geranium, I think.
    I agree, without the leaves I don't think I would have recognised it as Geranium
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 3,074
    Is there is a particular problem with the double forms. Can other forum members keep them going I wonder?
    The most serious gardening I do would seem very strange to an onlooker,for it involves hours of walking round in circles,apparently doing nothing. Helen Dillon.
  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 1,273
    I do have a double form of g.himalyense. It has never formed a clump, but wandered about and sent up the odd flower or two. 
    I removed it when sorting the area out but it's still there and last year flowered quite nicely. It's in a dry, sunny spot at the foot of the house wall.
    It's nothing to write home about, but I had to smile when it was still there last year and flowering. 
    Sorry about the poor quality of the photo.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,405
    I really liked Summer Skies when I saw it in a garden I visited, don't mind whether it looks like a geranium or not, but it was pinker than the name implies. Didn't replace it when mine died as that's the 2nd time I've lost a double one.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • BlueBirderBlueBirder Posts: 176
    I've seen Summer Skies in a friend's garden and thought the flowers pretty. Was surprised when I saw the foliage and realised it was a geranium. If I forget it's a geranium, I quite like the double blooms - but agree it doesn't really look like a 'geranium'. Hope you can get your replacement plants @Nollie
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