Australian Pink Rambler Rosebud Pelargonium

I had so much fun creating these Pelargoniums! I love the simplicity of the petals and the beautiful form of the leaves. Creating these for Mother's Day would make the perfect everlasting gift! The fun part is where you get creative and explore the other beautiful colors they grow in. You can even go beyond your imaginations 🥰

 

 Materials Needed

- Scheepjes (Maxi Sugar Rush) You can also use any size 10 crochet thread.

  • Forest Green (or grass green)
  • Freesia (pink)
  • Spring Green

 

  • Other Materials  
  • 18, 22, and 24 gauge wires
  • 1.25 crochet needle 
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Glue/ Glue gun

- Allene's Draping Liquid (Mix with water) This is optional.

- Light green floral tape

 

 Rosebud Pelargonium fun Facts

  • Pelargoniums are a group of 200-250 species of flowering perennial plants, from the Geraniaceae family, the family of geraniums.
  • Pelargoniums’ are also known as ‘storksbills’ and ‘geraniums’, and although they are commonly confused with and called ‘geraniums’, they are different from the species of the same name.
  • Pelargoniums are native mostly to South Africa, although some species are native to Australia, the Middle East, New Zealand, and other parts of Africa.
  • Pelargoniums’ is derived from the word ‘stork’ in Greek, ‘pelargos’, while the common name for the plant, ‘storksbill’ refers to the seed head’s shape.
  • The scented-leafed pelargoniums (often called “scented geraniums”) can have aromas of rose, peppermint, lemon, lime, orange, strawberry, camphor, nutmeg, spice, apricot, apple, filbert, ginger, and coconut. 
  • Scented-leafed pelargoniums can be used to flavor jellies, cakes, butter, ice cream, iced tea, and other dishes. The pelargoniums most often used in food are the rose-, lemon- and peppermint-scented species and cultivars. 
  • The primary medicinal uses have been for intestinal problems, wounds, and respiratory ailments, but Pelargonium species have also been used to treat fevers, kidney complaints, and other conditions.