Pelargonium breeder Wilhelm Elsner passed away

Wilhelm Elsner - photo: Klaus Hoffmann

Wilhelm Elsner – photo: Klaus Hoffmann

Last month, May 18 Wilhelm Elsner passed away at an age of 91, reports the German umbrella horticultural association Zentralverband Gartenbau. Elsner was a prominent pelargonium breeder although he also bred new Chrysanthemum and Fuchsia varieties. He was born in Dresden, Germany.
In 1992 he was awarded with the Georg Arends Medal. He also got in that year the Award of Excellence at the Third International Geranium Conference.