Pelargonium radens ‘Candy Dancer’-Storksbill

Pelargonium radens ‘Candy Dancer on 6-1-14, #228-43.

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Pelargonium ‘Candy Dancer’

Pelargonium radens ‘Candy Dancer’

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Pelargonium radens H.E.Moore is the correct and accepted name for this species of pelargonium. It was named and described by Harold Emery Moore in Baileya in 1955.

The genus Pelargonium L’Hér. ex Aiton was named and described first by Charles Louis L’Héritier de Brutelle. It was later described by William Aiton in Hortus Kewensis in 1789. Plants of the World Online lists 251 accepted species of Pelargonium.

I bought this Pelargonium ‘Candy Dancer’ cultivar from Wagler’s Greenhouse in 2014. I really like growing scented Pelargoniums. Many of them freely flower all summer long. This one’s flowers are pink with darker maroon markings. Its leaves seemed lemon-scented to me, but information online says they are rose-scented.

USEFUL INFORMATION:
Family: Geraniaceae
Origin: Hybrid, species native to South Africa
Zones: USDA Zones 10a-11 (30 to 40° F)
Size: 18-24” tall
Light: Sun to part shade
Soil: Well-drained soil or potting mix
Water: Average water needs

Pelargoniums are easy to grow either in the ground or in a pot providing they are in well-drained soil. They need regular watering during the summer months. There are different ways to keep them through the winter but I don’t have any experience with that. Someday I will give it a shot.

I never had any problems with this plant but for some reason, I only took one photo. I hope someday I will find another Pelargonium ‘Candy Dancer’ at one of the local greenhouses so I can add more photos and information. Then I will take a good whiff of the leaves.

I hope you enjoyed this page and maybe found it useful. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, I would like to hear from you. Please click on “like” if you visited this page. It helps us bloggers stay motivated. 🙂 You can check out the links below for further reading. The links take you directly to the genus and species of this plant.

FOR FURTHER READING:
PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE (GENUS/SPECIES)
WIKIPEDIA (GENUS/SPECIES)
DAVE’S GARDEN
THE GARDEN GEEKS
NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION
GERANIUM PAGE
PLANTSAFRICA.COM

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