|Pelargonium 'Oldbury Duet'|
|Close-up of foliage|
The 3 plants are grouped together in the bed that formerly held our Eucalyptus tree. A Geranium 'Tiny Monster' weaves around them.
|Pelargonium shown with underplanting of Geranium 'Tiny Monster'|
I'd never seen the plant in flower and I was concerned that the blooms might clash with surrounding plants but the upper reddish plum petals pick up the color of the nearby Acer palmatum 'Purple Ghost' and the Coprosma repens 'Plum Hussey.'
Pelargoniums do very well here. They can get by with limited water and, while they can handle full sun, they don't mind a little shade. Most take our summer heat in stride. One of the 'Oldbury Duet' also survived being dug up by a visiting raccoon.
The label that came with my plants said these will grow 15 inches (38 cm) tall and wide. They're reportedly hardy to 25-30F (-4C). This Pelargonium originates from South Africa and falls into the "angel" category.
Pelargonium 'Oldbury Duet' is my contribution to the weekly meme hosted by Loree of danger garden. You can see Loree's status report on her roster of favorites here and connect to other gardeners' favorite picks for the current week.