This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
I see that the lovers of fancy geraniums look for Mr. Cannell's New Life as original. It is nothing new for the gardeners of Newport to see a striped geranium. I have one for the past eight years, of my own raising; it sends up its large truss of flowers well over the foliage. Some of the petals are half pink and half scarlet; more of them striped. On the same plant there can be seen scarlet, pink and striped blooms at the same time. This geranium I have kept and did not make it public.