I found this new (to me at least) geranium when we were out visiting nurseries this weekend. I really love the variegation on the leaves. This is Geranium yoshinoi 'Confetti'.
Nice leaf color on that geranium! I wish my local nurseries carried some like these.
Hi Momcat. This geranium is NOT yoshinoi. Yoshinoi is always confused with G Thunbergii which is what you have there. This Thunbergii is also known as G. Misty rose and Jesters jacket.
Hi Psilo, What does yoshinoi look like, what are the differences? The name is what I copied off the tag. The nursery I got this one at has been selling these all season with the G. yoshinoi 'Confetti' tag on them.
Terry, I will wait to update that link until I hear back from Psilo and we can get this straightened out.
This message was edited Oct 21, 2004 1:04 PM
Momcat the flower of yoshinoi is much bigger than that of Thunbergii, measuring approx 2 cms across. The plant itself is more bushy and upright and not as sprawling as Thunbergii. A few years ago some thunbergii was misnamed and ever since people have been selling thunbergii as yoshinoi. You will only get the true species in a few specialist nuseries (ie from people who really do know their hardy geraniums) The foliage can be seen in the left of the photo. Yoshinoi is a species and does come true from seed. Also Thunbergii has quite a long flowering period through the summer. Yoshinoi doesnt begin flowering until the end of July August and will carry on flowering into late October. My plants are in full flower right now and look really good. I grow many plants on my exposed nursery and it comes through the winter ok.
Great photo psilo :)
It's strange when you see a cultivar name that you associate with a totally different family.
Confetti to me means Abelia LOLOL, just to throw a very unneeded spanner (or should that be red-herring?) in the works *G*
LOL Philomel. Confetti doesnt mean anything to me other than weddings and Id rather not go there ;) lol!!
Wow, I wish I had a picture of the flower, mine looked much different than yours. Is yours really white, with purple veins? Mine had pretty light to medium pink flowers with darker veins, and the petals seemed to overlap more. Does yours have the varigation on the leaves, hard to tell in the pic. My flowers were maybe an inch across, sorry, don't know how that traslates into cm!
No Yoshinoi does not have variegated leaves and yes it really is as it looks in the photo. It really is quite a nice flower. Thunbergii flowers are quite small, about 1 cm across whereas Yoshinoi is 2cms.not quite an inch across. Below I have attached 2 species of thunbergii, the common pink type and the variegated species jesters jacket.
I also bought what was marked Geranium Yoshinoi "Confetti" a month ago and I have been watching this thread with interest. I Emailed the Tera Nova nurseries, Inc located in California, telling them of the possibility of my plant being a thunbergii. So far I have not received an answer. I would like to know exactly what plant I do have. Granted, it probably would not be that important to know, but when you spend $15.00 for a plant, you would like to get what the tag says! I may have to send a snail mail letter to them.
Psilo, your description sounds what I have, except from your flower is a little different from mine (according to the picture on the tag.) The plant has not bloomed yet for me.
Will let you know what (and if) I find out anything. Doris
$15!! oh my that is alot. I will say that the variegated form of thunbergii is a nice plant but its very debateable if it is worth that much but that is down to the individual I guess. The problem here is that thunbergii was misnamed and sold wholesale as yoshinoi for long enough so people, even nurserymen do believe they have the genuine form. The other problem is that most nurserman selling it (no offense meant to them) is that they wouldnt know the difference anyway!
Doris, I hope your response is more polite than the one I received from Dan Heims (the great propagater himself) regarding a blurb he had written for a new variety of Liriope they're marketing. (Let's just say Mr. Heims doesn't take constructive criticism too well ;o) Please do let us know what they say...
(Yikes! ) So far I haven't heard from them, unless I didn't have a correct email address. I used "firstname.lastname@example.org'. I still need to see if I can find another address, unless they do not mean to answer me at all. It's been almost 2 weeks since I Emailed them. Doris