This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The introduction of M. Liebmann's double-flowered form of the Ivy-leaved Pelargoniums, Konig Albert, some few years ago was a pleasant surprise, being the commencement of a new class of highly ornamental plants which are exceedingly suitable for the decoration of the conservatory and also for cut flowers. The elegant and chaste forms of the single-flowered varieties of the Ivy-leaved Pelargoniums bear no comparison in point of appearance with the new double-flowered varieties for which we are mostly indebted to that very skillful hybridist, M. Lemoine, of Nancy. These new doubleflowered varieties all belong to the true peltatum or trailing species, and are of various shades of color, from almost pure white to dark lilac. The following received first-class certificates :