The Regal group are a result of years of hybridisation from a few select species forms to create bold, ruffled flowers in sumptuous colours. Originally called Pelargonium x domesticum, this group make a wonderful show in pots in the summertime and most have a neat compact foliage structure. They all have very similar ovate leaf shapes and thick stems. In this group we find some of the darkest flowers available, P. Minstrel Boy has almost black flowers and P. Gwendolin is a deep wine red. Breeding this group with scented leaf varieties has led to some truly exquisite hybrids including P.Copthorne and P. Ashby. Known as scented regals. All regals require regular deadheading to keep up appearances.