Scented Geranium
Pelargonium capitatum 'Attar of Roses'

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pelargonium (pe-lar-GO-nee-um) (Info)
Species: capitatum (kap-ih-TAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Attar of Roses
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Category:

Annuals

Herbs

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Dark/Black

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ceres, California

Citrus Heights, California

Northridge, California

Rumsey, California

Kissimmee, Florida

Buckley, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 22, 2005, careyjane from Rabat
Morocco wrote:

I have only recently discovered the advantages of this plant! I use it a lot in public gardens as it really resists most ills, and seems to thrive on neglect, while still adding colour to the garden. Here in Morocco, we have a huge problem in maintaining public parks -- the resources just aren't allocated (but I guess there are so many other priorities).

Neutral

On Jun 5, 2004, claude27 from Mozier, IL wrote:

i guest started to growing this plant this yr i have a small green house and growing by hydroponic so it is a new venture for me so i will fill in after this yr

claude

Positive

On Jan 21, 2004, RichSwanner from Citrus Heights, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

A tender yet tough Geranium. Beautiful small flowers,less prone to spotting on the petals.Flowers stay a week or more.foliage always looks full and healthy even in the cold.

Positive

On Jan 19, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

The scent of this cultivar is almost identical in chemical composition to the true Attar of Roses, meaning it is easy to incorporate the aroma without paying the exhorbitant price for the essential oil.