This is the most common form, the zonal geranium that is so often planted in patio pots and cemetery plantings, and also as a garden bedding plant. Flowers are generally solid tones of red, purple, pink, salmon, magenta, white, or bicolors. The leaves are oval, growing on succulent stems. Flowers can be single with five petals, or double. The common name "zonal geraniums" derives from the area of red, blue, or purple color that stripes through the middle of the leaves. These color zones are more visible in some cultivars and nearly invisible in others.