Each Wednesday, Anna at Flutter and Hum hosts Wednesday Vignette (Not so wordless Wednesday.) One of the things that caught my eye this week is this new Geranium (Pelargonium, not Cranesbill) called Pelargonium 'P.J. Kate' or P.J. Kate Geranium. When Pals Alison (Bonnie Lassie) and Emily (All Things Emily) and I toured four gardens in Bellevue, we naturally decided to stop by a couple of nurseries. This gem was found at Wells Medina Nursery that afternoon. Geraniums with patterned leaves are favorites of mine and this one is quite unusual in that it has green white and a hint of coral pink in the leaf.
While I usually prefer strong, deeply saturated colors, this delicate colored foliage is cool.
The big surprise? The pink in the foliage matches the flower color.
There was no information about this plant online so we'll have to make do with the label description: "This lovely geranium has wonderful bright colors in the leaf of green, white and a hint of coral pink. Single coral pink flowers compliment the foliage nicely. Needs some shade."
These will be planted in a large pot that can be enjoyed outside during the summer and hauled into the greenhouse to bloom all winter.
Do you like/grow geraniums? What do you think of this new one?