Pelargonium or Red Geranium in Our Garden

As I bought this red geranium, there was a name on the flower pot that says it’s name as Geranien. It is a German word which simply means in English Geranium. I always buy these flowers ever year. Now I found out that there are other kinds of geranium that are winter hard. It means that they will survive the winter and will come back in the next spring time. I want to buy those winter hard geranium, the nest I will go to the garden center. This flower is also called Pelargonium…very interesting! I got here a photo of Red Geranium fresh from our garden!

copyright photo by: Euronics

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Geraniales
Family: Geraniaceae
Genus: Pelargonium

Pelargonium is a genus of flowering plants which includes about 200 species of perennials, succulents, and shrubs, commonly known as geraniums or storksbills. Confusingly, Geranium is the correct botanical name of a separate genus of related plants often called Cranesbills. Both genera are in the Family Geraniaceae. Linnaeus originally included all the species in one genus, Geranium, but they were later separated into two genera by Charles L’Héritier in 1789. Gardeners sometimes refer to the members of Genus Pelargonium as “pelargoniums” in order to avoid the confusion, but the older common name “geranium” is still in regular use.


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