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Pelargonium  citronellum ‘Mabel grey’

A lovely pelargonium with strong lemon-scented palmate leaves,irregularly toothed with pointed lobes and covered in small hairs. The white flowers have two large upper petals and three lower oblong petals with darker markings.  P. Citronellum ‘Mabel grey’ is an upright branching shrub which grows to about 200 cm/78 inches in height and prefers dry soil conditions in full sun or sun part of the day. The name “citronellum” is derived from the word citron, referring to the strong lemon scented leaves of this plant and is ideal for pots & fragrant gardens. Fresh leaves can be used to flavour puddings, desserts, biscuits, cakes and ice cream, or placed in a finger bowl. Dried leaves can be added to potpourri and in fragrant pillows and help to deter unwanted insects.

Citronella pelargonium

 each packet contains 5 seeds

€4.35
plant description

Pelargonium citronellum mabel grey is an upright branching shrub that grows to about 200 cm (78 inches) in height, the palmate irregularly toothed leaves are lemon scented with white flowers and darker markings on the upper petals.

growing conditions
Pelargonium citronellum mabel grey prefers dry sandy loam soil in full sun to sun part of the day and is ideal for fragrant gardens or medium sized pots.

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Plant details

Growth habit-  An upright branching shrub

Soil type-  dry sandy

Height-200 cm/ 78 in

Flower period- Spring Summer

Position-  full sun to sun part of the day.

Scented leaf  uses

An essential oil can be obtained from the leaves by steam distillation and fresh leaves can be used for flavouring food &  beverages such as puddings, desserts, biscuits, cakes and ice cream. Dried leaves can be added to potpourri and scented pillows.