The Geranium appeared for the first time in Europe between the end of the 1600s and the beginning of the 1700s. Its notoriety peaked during the Victorian era when, primarily in Great Britain, gentlemen’s personal gardens were adorned and enriched with every known variety of geraniums.
Over the course of a few years the popularity and fame of this flower endured a strong setback, specifically during the 1800s when the geranium became known as a street flower. Today beautiful geraniums adorn the balconies and terraces of our homes during the summer. The geranium is famous for its decongestant properties and the ability of its scent to keep insects away. The personal significance of this flower varies with its color and variety: the red geranium is associated with consolation, the pink with partiality, and the ivy geranium with fidelity and stability.