This geranium (Wilhelm Languth) has been giving almost double blooms all summer.
It has green leaves touched with white.
Definitely a keeper. The grower obviously does not use dwarfing chemicals as it has grown taller over the summer.
This is one of the "Black Velvet" series that I grew from seed this year [Violist (Theresa) got me interested in these for the dark foliage]. I'm going to take some cuttings this year and see how they do.
My favorite is the Mrs Polack, the foliage is tri colored and the flower is a glowing orange which pops against the cream green and burgundy leaves.
I am hunting for a good photo to show you. I too take cuttings and have mine started just in time before the -7 for tonight.
I have that geranium and did not know what it is Ann. I LOVE it too. I have about twenty types now and am taking cuttings of all of them. I have spent a lot of hours on the Holt site too CL. There are some fabulous types there and great articles. I started a new batch of black leaf ones this year which I will over winter, but I will likely start some from seed again too.
That Mrs. Polack is stunning. I like your grouping of plants.
I am saving some geraniums and cuttings.
Also trying to root cuttings of begonias---since tubers are frozen in pots.
Have a dark leaved begonia with white flowers which I am trying to root from cuttings.
I have been saving her for 3 winters and this would have been the 4th but I missed it.
I hope my cuttings make it I only took 8 and that was just before a killing frost.
Let me know of your begonia cuttings make it. I was able to save 6 of my begonia corms and am now drying them to see if they will be good to keep. It would have been nice to take cuttings instead.
I have tried a couple of ways: Cut them back and put in a cold(not quite freezing) place for the winter and bring to warmth as spring approaches. Take cuttings and keep them in a cooler light place till spring. Bring plant in keep by window and keep cool. Bare root them , cut them back a bit, leave in a dark cool place. In every instance they need to be kept fairly dry while they are dormant. If they get leggy you may have them too warm
Geraniums are fairly forgiving of any treatment.
I cut them back, keep the cuttings, and place the potted geranium in north windows which are coolest part of this house. If they get too lanky , then I cut them back again.
They often flower over the winter which is a pleasant surprise when winter is too long.