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Ideal for Fragrant gardens, window Boxes, hanging baskets & pots. Low growing shrub let Apple scented leaves
plant description

Pelargonium odoratissimum is a low growing shub-let with short stems that grows to about 50 cm (20 inches) in height, The soft velvety light green heart shaped leaves have a strong minty apple scent with pale pink to white flowers & purple markings on the upper petals and each flowering stalk contains 3-8 flowers.

Essential oil from this plant is commonly used in aromatherapy, skin care & as a natural preservative, the leaves are also used in cooking.

growing conditions

Pelargonium odoratissimum is native to South Africa in the Eastern Cape,Kwazulu-Natal & Mpumalanga that has Summer & Winter rainfall and light frost, it grows in forests under taller plants and rock crevices in damp sandy/loam soil conditions (PH.acid/neutral) in semi shade and is best planted in a fragrant garden,containers or pots.

Pelargonium  odoratissimum

An impressive variety with lovely light green velvety leaves which have a strong apple-like scent, the flowers are white with purple markings on the upper petals & each flowering stalk has about 3-8 flowers. P. odoratissum is a low-growing shrublet with short stems and grows to about 50 cm/20 inches in height, the name “odoratissmum” is derived from the Latin word meaning sweet-scented. Essential oil from this plant is commonly used in aromatherapy, skincare and as a natural preservative, fresh leaves can also be added to food & beverages. It prefers slightly sandy soil conditions in full sun to part shade and is ideal for fragrant gardens, window boxes, hanging baskets or pots.

Sweet scented pelargonium

 each packet contains 5 seeds

€4.35 In stock

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Plant details

Growth habit-  A low growing shrublet

Soil type- sandy loam  PH acid neutral

Height-50 cm/ 20 in

Flower period- Spring Summer

Position-  part shade

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Scented leaf  uses

The leaves of this plant have a strong apple-like scent which can be added to food and beverages to improve flavour. An essential oil can be obtained from the leaves and is commonly used in cosmetics, aromatherapy and as a natural preservative.