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Scented Geranium Selections

As you can see with this Apricot Scented Geranium, Scented Geraniums are not only easy to grow and heavenly fragrant but also lovely to look at.

24 Varieties
 

Order Scented Geraniums here under the botanic name Pelargonium or click on any name below.

Apricot

Fingerbowl Lemon

Attar of Rose

Cinnamon

Brilliant/Pineapple

Nutmeg

Chocolate Mint

Peacock

Citrosa

Peppermint

Ginger

Prince Rupert

Lemon Crispum

 Skeleton Rose

Lemon Balm

Rober's Lemon Rose

Mrs. Taylor

True Capitatum
Mint Scented Rose Skeleton Rose
Lime Village Hill Oak
Mabel Gray Prince of Orange
 

Scented Geraniums in three inch pots are little promises waiting to explode into big, beautiful, fragrant plants. They are fast growing and can be enjoyed as annuals in Zones 7 and under. Or, they can be grown in containers on the patio and brought in over winter. Each spring container grown plants need to be root pruned and given fresh soil and, if possible, a larger container. 

In Zones 8 and up, most are perennials. In Zone 8, they die back to the ground but return (most years) in the spring. Smaller leaved varieties do best, in Zone 8, if their dead stems are left until the plant has grown up around them in the spring. Often these stems are not dead but dormant and will produce new leaves in the spring. Larger leaved varieties may have their dead stems removed in winter or spring. 

In Zones 9 and up, where these lovelies are evergreen, fall pruning of long and lanky stems to a fairly short length will produce a tidier, more attractive looking shrub in the spring.

Scenteds (as they are often referred to) like it warm, sunny and dry, Planted in the ground, most Scented Geraniums get quite large; but they can be pruned if they start to overshadow another plant. Be sure to bring your fragrant floral cuttings in and arrange them with other fresh flowers. They will last about a week in a vase. Wherever you put them, make it close to you. You will want to brush against them often. Plant patches of them in all your garden beds so that when you prune your other plants you will become engulfed in their fragrance.

 

SCENTED SNIPPETS

Did you know...
That scented geraniums are native to South Africa?

That they cool themselves by releasing oil from glands on the backs of their leaves?

That the Victorians thought they were Geraniums?

That they aren't Geraniums but Pelargoniums?

 

That their cousin the Martha Washington Geranium is reputed to smell like dead fish? and that it also is not a Geranium, but a Pelargonium?

That just by laying some washed and dried leaves on an inch of sugar, covering with an inch of sugar, and leaving for a week, you can have scented sugar to use in teas and baked goods?

That dried leaves can be added to potpourri and sachets and, if left whole,  will keep their fragrance for a long time?

That oil distilled from Rose Geraniums is often used in the perfume industry in place of the expensive Attar of Rose oil?

 
 

Catalog Information on Pelargoniums

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