SOME ANGEL CULTIVARS I RECOMMEND FOR SHOWING
H.E.Collins, the result of crossing 2 unnamed seedlings. Bred by Mick Collins and named after his grandfather. This makes a good second year plant in a 6" pot, as the growth is nice and strong and holds itself well. It roots readily and with careful stopping, can make a nice shaped plant. So far, it responds well to being cut back.
Just to prove my method of cutting angels back really works, this is the same plant as above and was cut back on the 2nd week of July 2014. It came back into growth well and this photo was taken on the 21st October 2014 after it had been stopped. It then went on to get 'Best in Show' as a 6" pot plant in 2015.
Berkswell Nocturne, again bred by Mal & Judi Harris. What a great flower colour that tends to stand out on the show bench. It can be a a bit slow responding to stopping at first then romps away and makes a great 6" pot. As the growth is strong it holds itself well. So far it comes back into growth well after being cut back. Must say it is not the easiest of Angels to root and seems to favour doing so in the autumn for me.
Rockwell Sophie, bred by Mike Darch. I found this slow growing to start with and reluctant to put out new growth after stopping. It is best to pot this up an inch at a time but wait until plant has made plenty of top growth before doing so. The plant in the photo is in a 5" pot. The flowers compliment the foliage which appears to hold its colour well. I was impressed just how good it looked on the showbench upon winning the Golden Angel class at the Yorkshire Pelargonium Society show 2014. I have worked 2 plants up into 6" pots for 2015 and will be interested to see how they perform for me on the showbench.
My angel pelargoniums look untidy after the first flush of flowers, is this the reason to cut back in July? I do tidy the plant up but will in future do as you suggest, and cut back further.
As usual, your Angel Pelargoniums are 1st class. Profusion of flowers and delightful colours further highlight this "Simply Angelic" page. Good work!!! Marina Tan