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Scented Geraniums: Pelargonium fragrans

Botanical name: Pelargonium fragrans

Common name: scented geranium

also known as (nutmeg geranium)

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Planted
3
times

Sprite
created by:
in the weeds

Austin, Tx

at a glance

Soil: dry, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 8a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
perennial
Categories:   
Attributes:

butterfly attracting, bee attracting

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description for "Scented Geraniums: Pelargonium fragrans"

Nutmeg geranium has frilly, notched leaves that are gently spiced with the fragrance so beloved in pumpkin pies and egg nog. The plants bear small, white flowers and have a spreading growth habit to 2 to 3 feet. Tender perennial. Overwinters outdoors in zones 8-10; should be potted and brought indoors in mid-autumn in colder climates. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

Pelargonium fragrans exists only in cultivation.

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