Glauciifolium

Glauciifolium
Glauciifolium Glauciifolium

‘Glauciifolium’ is a primary hybrid raised by R.H. Jenkins, before 1822. It is a cross between P. gibbosum and P. lobatum.
I think this is one of the best nightscented pelargoniums, strong and more almond flavour than P. gibbosum.

Glauciifolium Glauciifolium
All photos © Edgar

Gibbosinas (intro)

This post is an overview over my Gibbosina hybrids (P. gibbosum x Cortusina)
I did the pollinating in late summer 2009. Then the seeds were sown in January 2010.
Here are the plants in April 2010 (about 3 months).
Gibbosinas

The first flower came in July (from six months and later). The photo below is from the beginning of August.
Gibbosinas
From top left: Gibbosina Yellow, Gibbosina Purple (one flower), Gibbosina Bicolor, Gibbosina Orchid and Gibbosina Violet (bottom).

The flowers are night scented. Here they are all twelve:
Gibbosinas
From top left: Gibbosina Bicolor, Gibbosina Bright, Gibbosina Dusty, Gibbosina Lemon
Middle from left: Gibbosina Light, Gibbosina Lilac, Gibbosina Orchid, Gibbosina Purple
Bottom from left: Gibbosina Spotty, Gibbosina Sunny, Gibbosina Violet, Gibbosina Yellow

I have chosen out the six most different ones: Purple, Bicolor, Orchid + Bright, Light, and Violet. The rest is kept (temporary?) for perhaps further crossing.

The photos below show the stems after they are cut back in spring 2011.
Gibbosinas
Gibbosinas Gibbosinas
All photos © Edgar

Gibbosina Light

P. gibbosum x P. ‘Cortusina’
Pollination in 2009 and seedling raised in 2010 by Edgar.
Gibbosina Light

Gibbosina Light has the lightest colour of my Gibbosinas – pale lilac pink. The colour fades with the flower’s age.
Nightscented.

Gibbosina Light
Photo © Edgar

Gibbosina Bright

P. gibbosum x P. ‘Cortusina’
Pollination in 2009 and seedling raised in 2010 by Edgar.
Gibbosina Bright

Gibbosina Bright has bright lilac pink flowers with off white center. The colours fade with the flower’s age.
Nightscented.

Gibbosina Bright
Photo © Edgar

Gibbosina Orchid

P. gibbosum x P. ‘Cortusina’
Pollination in 2009 and seedling raised in 2010 by Edgar.
Gibbosina Orchid

The petals on Gibbosina Orchid are much rounder than the others – like an orchid. The flowers are purple red with yellowish center.
Nightscented.

Gibbosina Orchid
Photo © Edgar

Gibbosina Bicolor

P. gibbosum x P. ‘Cortusina’
Pollination in 2009 and seedling raised in 2010 by Edgar.
Gibbosina Bicolor
Gibbosina Bicolor

The petals on Gibbosina Bicolor are pale yellowish in center and reddish at the edges. The colours fade with age.
Gibbosina Bicolor
Early stage above and late stage below.

Gibbosina Bicolor

Photo © Edgar

Gibbosina Purple

P. gibbosum x P. ‘Cortusina’
Pollination in 2009 and seedling raised in 2010 by Edgar.
Gibbosina Purple

At first the flowers are rich dark purple, but fade to an another shade with age.
The flowers are nightscented.

Gibbosina Purple

Gibbosina Purple
Photo © Edgar

Gibbosina Violet

P. gibbosum x P. ‘Cortusina’
Pollination in 2009 and seedling raised in 2010 by Edgar.
Gibbosina Violet

Gibbosina Violet has the most square shaped petals of my Gibbosinas.
The flowers are violet with small markings un upper petals. Nightscented.

Gibbosina Violet
Photo © Edgar