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The scented leaf pelargoniums such as P. Captatum were greatly admired by the Victorians who included them in bouquets, pot pourri, flavouring deserts and also in jellies & cakes.  P. Capitatum has strong rose scented ovate crinkled leaves with a soft texture. Flowers are usually 15 mm across, each head has about 10-20 flowers mauve pink in colour. Essential oils are extracted from its leaves & are often used in skin care and perfumes. It originates from South Africa  in sandy areas & grows to a low shrub about 100 cm in height

Pelargonium  Capitatum

Rose scented pelargonium

Each packet contains 10 seeds - €2.75

Attracts honey bees   Can be grown in a container Beautiful rose scented leaves which  Can be used in food & beverages.
plant description

Pelargonium capitatum is low growing shrub that grows to 100 cm (39in) in height with long trailing side branches and ovate crinkled leaves with a soft texture. The flowers are about 15mm across and each head has about 10-20 flowers mauve pink in colour.

Essential oils are extracted from its leaves and are often used in skin care and perfumes. The leaves soften the skin when applied to the hands and is also good for hardened skin & stratches.

growing conditions

Pelargonium capitatum is native to the coast of South Africa from Lamberts bay westwards to Kwazulu Natal mostly in Sandy areas, beaches and slopes. It is ideal for pots, hanging baskets, window boxes or fragrant gardens and prefers sandy and loam soils(PH. Acid,Alkaline,Neutral).

Pelargonium capitatum- rose scented