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Geranium

Scented Geranium

There are many different species in this genus, with some common varieties being: Lemon, Lemon-Rose, Lime, Orange, & Rose. Varieties behave in a very similar manner as far as growth & use.

Description

A very large robust plant filled with spicy fragrance. Plant several along a pathway and brush against them often!

Growth

To height of 3’

Light

Full sun

Hardiness

Perennial in zones 8-11

Uses

Culinary, Fragrant Ornamental, Insect Repellant

Suggestions

Leaves can be candied or sugared and used as a decoration, or added to desserts, salads, and baking. Cut some sprigs to add a clean fragrance to spring and summer bouquets. Often used to scent icing sugar in baking- tear leaves in half and add to the sugar the day before. Remove the leaves before using sugar to make the icing. Excellent repellent plant for mosquitos & other insects.

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