Scented Geranium
Pelargonium 'Concolor Lace'

Family: Geraniaceae (jer-ay-nee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pelargonium (pe-lar-GO-nee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Concolor Lace
Additional cultivar information:(aka Shottesham Pet, Filbert)
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Category:

Annuals

Herbs

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Mottled

Other details:

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

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:

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 serpentine 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:

Calistoga, California

Citrus Heights, California

Folsom, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 20, 2012, cterzian from Folsom, CA wrote:

This is absolutely my favorite scented geranium. I bought it about 10 years ago as a 4-inch plant, and it is now HUGE, at LEAST a 4' by 4' by 3' high mass in my front yard. It gets super-hot afternoon sun in the summer, shrugs it off, and blooms lovely red flowers from spring to fall. It stayed small in pots, died back to the root system the first winter it was in the ground, but after that, it came back with a vengeance and hasn't stopped since!

Positive

On Nov 11, 2004, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

Also known as 'Shottesham's Pet and 'Filbert', this charming lacy-leaved Pelargonium has pungent leaves. Some liken the scent to hazelnuts. The light green leaves set off the cherry red flowers beautifully.