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Pelargonium ‘Bride of Abydos’

A Florists‘ Geranium. Rendle’s ‘Bride of Abydos’ was included in ‘a list of the most splendid seedling geraniums […] light pink, good spot, excellent form, and a fine trusser above the foliage.  [FC p.57/1839].  It was still being offered for sale by Henry Walton, Florist, Burnley, in The Gardeners Chronicle of 1854.  [Gard. Chron. 1854].


Horticultural & Botanical History

For more information on the botanical and horticultural history of the Florist’s Geranium see Pelargonium cultivars.  


History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [H.107/1857].



Published Jan 29, 2009 - 03:27 PM | Last updated Oct 01, 2011 - 04:59 PM

Figured is a geranium with clear pink flowers with a white spot on the upper petals.

Pelargonium ‘Tom Thumb’s Bride’ | FC p.145/1850 | BHL. The Florists’ Geranium ‘Bride of Abydos’ probably looked something like this.


Family Geraniaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name

Florists’ Geranium

Name in the Camden Park Record

Geranium Bride of Abydos 


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