Pelargonium radens 'Citrosa' /Spicy Geranium 'Citronella'

Pelargonium radens 'Citrosa'  / Pelargonium radens 'Citrosa'
This scented leaf perennial flowers during the warm season
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This scented leaf perennial flowers during the warm season

Scented foliage

Oils from the leaves are said to repel mosquitoes

Close-up of foliage and flower

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Scientific Name: Pelargonium radens 'Citrosa'
Common Name: Spicy Geranium 'Citronella'
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This evergreen perennial plant grows to about two feet high. It has lobed toothed and cut lemon-to-citrus-scented leaves and in the summer bears clusters of small purple-pink flowers. Small curly-tailed brownish seeds follow the flowers. The oils from this geraniums leaves is reported to repel mosquitoes.