Citrus Scented Geranium are mainly grown for their foliage. When crushed or rubbed, these geraniums release an oil which in turn releases the scent. The citrus smell is though to repel mosquitoes. Some say it works like a charm while others remain skeptical.
Either way, these plants are pleasing to the olfactory senses. The lavender blooms are insignificant compared to regular geraniums that are grown for their large, showy blooms. In Victorian days, geraniums were placed in paths where women’s long skirts would brush against them and release their fragrance.
Spacing: Plant 12″ to 15″ apart.
Height: Grows 12″ to 24″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant Citrus Scented Geranium in full sun.
Outstanding Features: Some scented geraniums can be used in cooking, cosmetics, aromatherapy and medicine.
Tips: Geraniums like their space so plant them where they can get plenty of air circulation. Well-drained soil is preferred with plenty of nitrogen to prevent yellowing. Keep groomed by removing old leaves.
Uses: Garden Bed, Hanging Baskets, Containers, Borders, Landscapes, Xeriscapes
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