Scents and Sensibility: The Scented Geranium is Spring's Must-Have Plant - Gardenista
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Apple Scented Geranium
Apple Scented Geranium (p. odoratissimum) - Large rounded green leaves with a strong apple fragrance. Continuous blooms of small white flowers. Rounded and trailing compact habit makes a magnificent container plant. Perennial zones 10 - 11+ Live starter plant in 3 inch container.
Gray Lady Plymouth Scented Geranium
Gray Lady Plymouth Scented Geranium - Light rose scent. Deeply divided grayish green leaves sport a cream colored edging. Dainty pale pink flowers when in bloom. The beautiful leaf variegation and vigorous semi-upright growth habit make this a beautiful container plant. Perennial zones 10-11+. Live starter plant in 3 inch container.
Chocolate Mint Scented Geranium
Chocolate Mint Scented Geranium (p. quercifolium 'chocolate mintt') Velvety dark green leaves have a peppermint patty scent and develop an attractive dark purple/brown zonal patch during cool weather. Small pale pink flowers when in bloom. Large rambling plant needs lots of growing space. Can be used for culinary purposes. Perennial zones 10-11+. Live starter plant in 3 inch container.
Old Fashioned Rose Scented Geranium
Old Fashion Rose Scented Geranium (p. graveolens) - Popular Scented geranium variety. Deeply cut green leaves have a strong rose scent. Popular for culinary use. Small pale pink flowers when in bloom. Lovely container plant and like other scented geraniums, can easily be overwintered indoors in colder climates if placed near a sunny window. Perennial zones 10-11+ Live starter plant in 3 inch container.
Attar of Rose Scented Geranium
Attar Rose Scented Geranium (p. capitatum) - Leaves have a strong rose fragrance. Excellent potpourri material. Small pink flowers when in bloom. Large ranging plant. Traditionally used by the perfume and cosmetic industry for scented soaps and perfumes. Culinary and tea use. Perennial zones 10-11+ Live starter plant in 3 inch container.
Herbs, Scented Geraniums, and Perennials
Red Flowered Rose Scented Geranium-Red Flowered Rose Scented Geranium (pelargonium 'red flowered rose') - minty rose scent, heart shaped lobed green leaves, dark pink flowers with purple splotches on upper petals. Attractive container plant. Perennia
Old Spice Scented Geranium
Old Spice Scented Geranium (pelargonium fragrans 'old spice') - Similar to Nutmeg in appearance. Spicy scented leaves with hints of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Rounded gray-green leaves with sprays of delicate white blooms. Mounding and trailing habit make this a good choice for containers and hanging baskets. Culinary. Like all pelargoniums, requires a well drained soil and sun. Perennial zones 9-11 Live Plant in 3 inch container.