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Brush against a leaf and imagine yourself in a rose garden in full bloom. Run your fingers against another and inhale a beguiling sweet lemon-rose fragrance or delicious minty chocolate scent. These evocative fragrances belong to our trio of scented geranium varieties whose leaves have tiny oil glands that mimic the perfumes of spices, fruits and flowers. Scented geranium leaves make aromatic flavorings for teas, jams and scones, cookies and cakes; simply air dried, they are perfect in potpourris and sachets. Tuck a few leaves of each variety in canisters of sugar or honey to infuse them with both scent and flavor.
Scented geranium plants (Pelargoniums) are non-fussy, drought tolerant tender perennials rarely bothered by insect pests or disease, and they are truly deer resistant plants. Planted along the border or walkway, their fragrances are released when passing by or brushing against them. Depending on variety, plants will grow 1 1/2 - 3 feet tall and about 2 feet wide. They look great in pots, or use them to fill and tumble from window boxes. Given enough light, scented geraniums also make lovely, easy care houseplants. With their colorful little lilac and pink flowers, diverse leaf forms and heavenly fragrances, scented geraniums are wonderful plants to enjoy both indoors and out.
Sold as a set of 3 plants, individually potted, carefully packed and shipped to you at the right time for planting in your climate zone, March through May. Plant orders ship directly from our grower, separately from your seed order. Sorry, we cannot ship to Hawaii or Canada. Sets include 3 varieties each; not sold individually.
Scented Geraniums Included In Our Trio
True Rose Scented Geranium (P. graveolens)
Vigorous plants whose deeply cut leaves have an intense clear rose fragrance, so pure that it is used in France for perfume making. Leaves are wonderful to perfume cakes or add to potpourri. Pretty little rose-pink flowers. Grows to 2 feet.
Rober's Lemon-Rose Scented Geranium (P. graveolens)
Plants have oak-shaped leaves and a bushy habit with pretty sprays of tiny pink flowers. The handsome leaves yield a lavish sweet citrus and rose fragrance whenever you brush them. Wonderful to add to cakes or line a piecrust. Perfect in sachets. Grows to 3 feet.
Chocolate Mint Scented Geranium (P. tomentosum)
This tantalizing plant has handsome bicolored green and burgundy leaves and a fragrance that will remind you of a chocolate peppermint patty. Put several leaves in the filter basket when brewing coffee to add delicious subtle flavor to your morning cup. Small pale pink flowers when in bloom. Grows 2-3 feet tall.