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Wednesday's Flower

Vancouver Centennial Stellar Geranium

Wednesday's Story

Have you ever…

Delicately touched a geranium leaf and then smelled your fingers? If you have, you have connected with the flowers in a whole other dimension besides the visual. The aroma doesn’t last long, but it’s a lovely way to engage another one of our senses with this bloom. I know I could be more aware of my sense of smell, as it takes a little more effort and awareness to delight in.

P.S. The same can be said about herbs and their leaves. It is such a delightful and fun experience!

points of interest

Stellar Geraniums are named for their irregular, star-shaped flowers and pointy, lobed leaves. Also classified as a zonal geranium, due to form (erect, bushy, succulent stemmed) and parentage. Compact in habit, forming a mound of gold leaves with bronze center splotches. Clusters approximately 3” across rise above the foliage, composed of single, orange-red flowers. Perfect for annual containers or window boxes.

general care

Grow in fertile, non-acid, well-drained soil in full sun, however tolerates some shade. Fertilize spring and summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Deadhead regularly.

friday’s flower fact

‘Vancouver Centennial’ was named for the 100th anniversary of Vancouver, B.C. and won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.

Common Names | Vancouver Centennial Stellar Geranium
Botanical Name | Pelargonium ‘Vancouver Centennial’
Family | Geraniaceae
Type | Evergreen perennial
Origin | Garden hybrid
Zone | 12-15
Flower Height | 10-12”
Flower Diameter | 1”

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Half Moon Bay

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Varying perspectives of Wednesday’s Flower from bud to full bloom

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  1. I love this presentation! So much detail. Your photography is outstanding I feel the geranium has just been elevated to a higher position because of all of the attention it has received.
    Thank you for adding another joy filled moment to my life.

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