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Pelargonium species/Scented Geraniums

Pelargonium species / Pelargonium species
One of the many, many types of scented geraniums
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One of the many, many types of scented geraniums

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Scientific Name: Pelargonium species
Common Name: Scented Geraniums
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: There are probably 100 or more varieties of scented geraniums. Among the more popular kinds are those with scents like apples, roses, lemons and many more. These geraniums come in various sizes, shapes, and with many colors of flowers. They all have aromatic foliage. As annuals they are grown outdoors where not hardy. Freezing temperature will severly damage or kill these plants. Growing them in containers is popular, as they can be brought indoors for the winter. They may be grown in full sunlight, if well watered.