Geranium pratens ‘Laura’
A nice improvement in the geranium of the double-flowered near. This perennial variety carries exquisite double flowers, pure white, throughout the summer. Its port is compact and its green-grey foliage finely cut semi-persistent. It is well suited to borders and pots, planted in good garden soil, fertile and fresh, in the sun or in light shade.
The ‘Laura’ variety is a nice surprise, from a packet of geranium seeds from the nearest blended sown more than 20 years ago in a private garden in Cheshire, England. The plant, vigorous, shows a fairly dense port. Its flowers, carried by branched stems, are sparkling: in the form of cups, they are composed of two rows of petals barely veined with grey-green. Its flowering, remarkably abundant and rising, takes place from June-July to August-September, depending on the climate, with good regularity. The foliage is deciduous, composed of small polygonal leaves, very cut, medium grey green, pubescent, measuring 20 cm long, implanted almost all along the robust and hairy stems.