Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Pelargonium peltatum - Ivy Leaf Geranium
Pelargonium peltatum (Ivy Leaf Geranium) growing in a modern garden.
Pelargonium peltatum (Ivy Leaf Geranium) on the Unidentified maker, Broderie Perse Tree of Life Counterpane detail, 1790-1815. Cotton 96 1/2 x 92 1/2 in.  Collection of Shelburne Museum. 1952-551. 
Pelargonium peltatum (Ivy Leaf Geranium) (published as Geranium peltatum) from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, vol. 1, plate 20 (1787)
Common Names:  Ivy leaf geranium, cascading geranium, ivy-leaved geranium

Description: Pelargonium peltatum (Ivy Leaf Geranium) is a member of the Geranium Family (Geraniaceae). The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 4 recorded that Pelargonium peltatum (published as Pelargonium lateripes), native to the Cape of Good Hope, was introduced into cultivation in 1787. 
 
Quilts with this Pelargonium peltatum (Ivy Leaf Geranium) motif: 
 
  • Shelburne Museum, Broderie Perse Tree of Life Counterpane, Object Number1952-551,  Chintz Quilts:Unfading Glory, p. 34, late 18th Century 
 
Chintz with this Pelargonium peltatum (Ivy Leaf Geranium) motif: 
 
  • None known at this time




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