Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pelargonium Myrrhifolium var. Myrrhifolium

Pelargonium myrrhifolium, originated in South Africa (Western Cape),  is a compact pelargonium with finely dissected foliage which may reach 30-40 cm high at maturity. Most known varieties are:  
  • var. myrrhifolium with white or lilac flowers dark purple markings
  • var. coriandrifolium with vivid pinkish-purple flowers  
  • var. fructicosum with white flowers with dark red markings
I 've liked since always the myrrh scent, so we decided last year to enlarge the collection of flavors from our scented garden with  Pelargonium myrrhifolium var myrrhifolium

Pelargonium myrrhifolium var myrrhifolium flower and leaves
Pelargonium myrrhifolium var myrrhifolium flower and leaves

Pelargonium myrrhifolium var myrrhifolium is a shrubby pelargonium with finely divided leaves, not so sticky and covered by glandular hairs, which are releasing a scent like fresh myrrh if rubbed.

Pelargonium seedlings germinated in soil  blocks made with special soil bloks molds
Pelargonium seedlings germinated in soil  blocks

The plants were started from seeds ordered from South Africa in small soil blocks formed with special molds (together with some balsam scented varieties), latter on being moved into larger soil blocks, and after 4 months, into their pots. The plants grow quite slowly,  but started to bloom within one year from seed germination.

The flower is quite large, very attractive with a pale lilac color and dark purple markins (I'm still waiting to see if any of plants will make white ones). I cross my fingers to be followed  by the distinctive cranesbill seed heads to gather also their seeds.

Pelargonium myrrhifolium var myrrhifolium pale lilac flower
Pelargonium myrrhifolium var myrrhifolium flower

Pelargonium myrrhifolium var myrrhifolium  is a drought tolerant plant that require a sandy well drained soil. It is said that it is hardy to frost pelargonium which will bloom till January, thus we will overwinter them outside, with some protection against winds and rain (last winter we kept them indoor, like all seedlings, under artificial light).  Initial the stem looked green and herbaceous, but it became woody, and somehow brownish with the age - and as we estimated, could be wired easily and make interesting pelargonium bonsai.

Pelargonium myrrhifolium var myrrhifolium bonsai
Pelargonium myrrhifolium var myrrhifolium bonsai


azadeh said...

very useful information.please come and visit my weblog

dong dong23 said...

ugg uk
christian louboutin pas cher
pandora charms
burberry handbags
ugg outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
uggs outlet
ugg boots
burberry handbags
cheap uggs

replica Rolex uk said...

the hour hand is done away with buy replica watches here and the hour is displayed via a window which shows the hour as a "digital" display. The objective Breitling replica with this complication is to reduce the confusion of having to read two hands on a dial and is also replica breitling watch helpful for anyone who’d like to know what hour it is at a quick glance.

eric yao said...

Coach Outlet ED Hardy Outlet Coach Outlet Store Online Kate Spade Outlet Cheap Jordans Coach Purses Coach Outlet Kate Spade Outlet Toms Outlet Louis Vuitton


Relax (67) Vancouver (67) Scented Pelargonium (66) Flowers (47) Bonsai (44) Nature (41) Events (40) Decoration (34) Garden (34) Tree (26) Saikei (24) Herbs (22) Quotes (22) Indoor Plants (20) Wildlife (18) Poem (17) Seed (16) Recipes (15) Memories (14) Propagation (14) VanDusen (14) Accent Plants (13) Stanley Park (13) 3D Object Movie (10) Ficus (9) Abstract Art (8) Herbal Tea (8) Fireworks (6) Geranium (6) Bay Laurel (5) Indian Totem Poles (5) Pelargonium (5) Romania (5) UBC (5) Bulbs (3) Giveaway (3) Spruce (3) Ginkgo (2) Moringa (2) Pine (2) Erodium (1) Frankia (1) Juniper (1) Thuja (1) Truffle (1)
Scented Pelargoniums Seeds available for sale on our Store. Free Shipping !!!

Search our Blog