Rose Scented Geranium

Geranium - Rose geranium

A fast growing plant with highly rose scented leaves bearing small mauve flowers in summer. The Geranium is also well known for a variety of smells such as, rose, mint, coconut, citrus and nutmeg.

Perennial. H: 80 cm W: spread 80cm. 12cm, 17cm.

 

Camphor Geranium

Geranium - Camphor Geranium

Small green crinkled edged leaves and clusters of white flowers . The Camphor Geranium has a great smell and looks great all year round.

Perennial. H:80cm W:spread 80cm. 12cm, 17cm.

Citronella Geranium

Geranium - Citronella Geranium

The Citronella Geranium is also known as the mosquito plant, when crushing the leaf you can rub it onto your skin and can be used as a repellant.

Perennial. H:80cm W:spread 80cm. 12cm, 17cm.


Variegated Geranium

Geranium - Variegated geranium

The Geraniums is not grown for their flowers but for their scent, as they are fragrant all year long. This leaf is two toned, green with a white/cream margin and a red flower.

Perennial. H:80cm W:spread 80cm. 12cm, 17cm.


Peppermint Geranium

Geranium - Peppermint geranium

The name says it all, the leaves has a strong peppermint scent and small white flowers with purple markings will appear in Spring and Summer.

Perennial. H: 80cm W:spread 80cm. 12cm, 17cm.


Uplifting Aroma

Pot pourii

Geranium has a variety of uses, you can pick the leaves and flowers, dry it and use it as potpourii or place it in a sachet under your pillow. You can also add it to desserts, fruit drinks, punches and sauces.


 

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In the garden:

Scented Pelargoniums became popular when the French perfume industry realized their aromatic potential in 1847. Most pelargoniums originate from the Cape region in South Africa.

Growth Characteristics:
• Perennial, Evergreen, Frost tolerant.
• Height: ±80cmm; Spread: ±80cm.

Cultivation:
• Full sun; Well drained, composted soil.
• Plant it along walkways where it is easy to reach and brushed against to release the scent.

Harvesting:
• Pick fresh leaves throughout the year.

Repellant for:
• Citronella: Mosquitoes.

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Culinary use:

• Use fresh flowers in salads and for garnishing.
• Place leaves under baked apples or cakes to impart flavour.

 Citronella:
• Leaves may be infused to make tea, and used fresh to flavour desserts, punch, and vinegar.

Nutmeg:
• Leaves give flavour to pâté, jellies, desserts, cakes, punches, and coffee.

 Peppermint:
• Fresh leaves are used to flavour tea, desserts, jellies, and chocolate cakes.

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Fragrance:

• Use in potpourris, herb pillows.
• Citronella geranium: Lemon-scented leaves.
• Lady Plymouth: Minty, rose-lemon scent.
• Nutmeg geranium: Aromatic, with a spicy, pine-like scent.
• Peppermint geranium: Strong peppermint scent.

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Cosmetic use:

• Infuse leaves as a mild astringent to clean and help circulation of pale, sluggish complexions.
• Add to bathtwater to sooth the skin.

Health benefits:

Scented Geranium may be beneficial in the following cases:

Musculo / Skeletal System
Nutmeg: Externally as a rub for aching feet or legs (fresh leaves).

 Peppermint: As a poultice for bruises and sprains,

Preparation and dosage:
• Fresh Leaves.

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Repellant for:

• Citronella: Mosquitoes.