Scented Geranium
Pelargonium graveolens 'Rober's Lemon Rose'

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pelargonium (pe-lar-GO-nee-um) (Info)
Species: graveolens (grav-ee-OH-lens) (Info)
Cultivar: Rober's Lemon Rose
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Category:

Annuals

Herbs

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Aromatic

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Jacumba, California

Prosperity, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 5, 2010, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I love this Geranium with it's tomato leaf shape. It has added a different texture in my container area, and is just about to bloom. I am about a month away from doing some cuttings, of all my geraniums as to have some for next year. I picked up this treasure at our Riverbank's Botanical Gardens Sale this year. I am hooked on geraniums.

Positive

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

This has a slight lemon undertone to its rose scent, helping to alleviate the possible cloying aroma of some other rose-scented pelargoniums. Very nice.