This close up of one of the Peppermint
Scented Geranium's flower sprays shows how this geranium got its specie name tomentosum, which is Latin for densely woolly with matted hairs. This
covering of "wool" helps to shade the plant and keep it cool. Since scented
geraniums are native to Africa, this is a handy survival mechanism.
While Peppermint Scented Geranium
can be used in recipes calling for Scented Geraniums, it is really more of a
fragrant garden plant than a culinary herb.
More on Planting,
Pruning, Fertilizing, and Using Scented Geraniums.
Peppermint Scented Geranium makes a great
addition to our
8-11 Fragrant Herb Garden Six Pack.