Pelargonium sp. - Scented Geranium
The Scented Geranium is a true harbinger of springtime -- a sign of longer days and warmer temperatures to come, and an invitation to get outside and explore the changing season. A classic container plant for the patio or sunny windowsill, these Pelargonium species are prized for their aromatic, vibrantly green foliage and delicate red, pink or white blossoms. Lightly rubbing the foliage will release the plant's natural aroma, which -- depending on the species or cultivar -- evokes rose, mint, citrus, pine and beyond.
Truly a vintage beauty, these plants have been grown and hybridized around the world since the 1700s for their fragrant leaves. We love the connection to the past and recognize why Pelargonium have been so popular for more than 300 years.
• Light: Bright dappled to direct light
• Water: Water when the top 1-2" of soil feels dry
• Considerations: Scented Geraniums can be grown outdoors from spring to fall; bring inside before first frost. Indoors, be sure to provide plenty of sun. Prune plant regularly for a bushy, compact growth habit
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Scented Geranium that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4" nursery pot – planter sold separately. We'll choose from our diverse assortment of Pelargonium species and cultivars, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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Magic comeback Geraaniums
After surviving what seemed to be a difficult trip to New York (they were pale and limp when they arrived) although they were packaged beautifully They seem to be doing well. As has been my experience with Pistils their plants are healthier and heartier than any other nursery.
I love scented geraniums. This plant arrived extremely healthy and had been wrapped securely.
Bought this for my mom for Mother’s Day. It was packaged so well and arrived undamaged. Just as expected, when I rubbed the leaves, it released a wonderful “lemon balm” smell. My mother loved it and we will be going out to choose a decorative pot for it ‘s new home.