27 JulThe Strangely Tall And Narrow Cinnamon Rose

Pelargonium 'Cinnamon Rose'
Pelargonium ‘Cinnamon Rose’

Cinnamon Rose is a spicy scented geranium. It resembles the rest of the Rose scenteds, but look below at how it refuses to spread out! Cinnamon Rose is fully covered with branches and leaves, but remains upright and compact compared to others of its clan.

P. 'Cinnamon Rose' (back) and P. 'Mint Scented Rose' (front)
Statuesque P. ‘Cinnamon Rose’ (back) vs. plump P. ‘Mint Scented Rose’ (front)

26 JulMint-Scented Rose

Pelargonium 'Mint-Scented Rose'
Pelargonium ‘Mint-Scented Rose’

Mint-Scented Rose is an especially pretty scented geranium. It has thick, compact growth that always looks good – a perfect container plant. The foliage closely resembles P. ‘Lady Plymouth’ (rose scented), but they don’t smell the same! As the name suggests, Mint-Scented Rose has a light mint scent. There is also another scented geranium named P. ‘Mint Rose’. It has a solid green leaf.

23 JulPelargonium fragrans 'Nutmeg'

Pelargonium x fragrans - Nutmeg Scented Geranium
Pelargonium x fragrans – Nutmeg Scented Geranium

P. x fragrans grows as a neat, compact plant with small grayish-green leaves. It has a spicy nutmeg scent. When it blooms, it is a delightful sight: tiny white flowers float above the leaves on long stems like a swarm of tiny butterflies.

Nutmeg geranium with a Coconut geranium hitchhiker (right)
Nutmeg geranium with a Coconut
geranium hitchhiker (right)

23 JulPelargonium 'Lime'

Pelargonium 'Lime'
Pelargonium ‘Lime’

P. ‘Lime’ has a definite lime scent to its crinkly-edged leaves. Lime will develop into a large plant. It produces lovely lavendar flowers in the spring.

Lime scented geranium
Lime scented geranium

23 JulPelargonium 'Ginger'

Pelargonium 'Ginger'
Pelargonium ‘Ginger’

P. ‘Ginger’ is an upright plant with crisp scalloped leaves. Ginger has a pleasant spicy scent.

My experience with Ginger is that it is very easy and unpicky to grow. If you cut it back occasionally, it will develop into a more shapely bush. Be sure to root your cuttings for your friends!

Ginger(left) towers over Brilliant(center) and Nutmeg(right)
Ginger(left) towers over Brilliant(center) and Nutmeg(right)

23 JulPelargonium 'Dr. Livingstone'

Dr. Livingstone

P. ‘Dr. Livingstone’ is also known as Skeleton Leaf or Skeleton Rose geranium. The beautiful lacey leaves carry a strong lemon-rose scent. Dr. Livingstone is an upright, well-mannered plant. Pinch the center when you plant is 8″-12″ tall, turn it weekly and it will grow into a perfectly round ball.

Dr. Livingstone is not an eager bloomer in my experience. I grew it for three years before I ever saw it bloom. The tiny flowers are pale pink with maroon spots on the top petals.

22 JulPelargonium grossularioides – Coconut Scented Geranium

P. grossularioides is a fun plant with a delightful coconut scent. Its ripply round leaves all grow out of the center. Also from the center come long tendrils with little plantlets and teeny-tiny little purple-red flowers. It blooms throughout the spring, summer and fall and produces seeds with little fuzzy “parachutes”. I was surprised – happily – to find Coconut geranium seedlings in some of my other potted plants.

Coconut geranium mothership 3/01/06.  Notice the runners starting to reach out.
Coconut geranium mothership 3/01/06.
Notice the runners starting to reach out.

Coconut geranium mothership
Coconut geranium mothership

Two vigorous Coconut geranium seedlings pop up in a neighboring pot.
Two vigorous Coconut geranium seedlings
pop up in a neighboring pot.

A Coconut seedling moves in with the Nutmeg geranium.
A Coconut seedling (right) moves in
with the Nutmeg geranium.

22 JulPelargonium 'Chocolate Mint'

Pelargonium 'Chocolate Mint' leaf
Pelargonium ‘Chocolate Mint’ leaf

P. ‘Chocolate Mint’ has large fuzzy leaves with a brown spot in the center. Its cascading growth habit makes it a perfect candidate for hanging baskets or large planters.

Chocolate Mint spills over the edge of its planter
Chocolate Mint spills over the edge of its planter

22 JulPelargonium 'Brilliant'

Leaf of Pelargonium 'Brilliant'
Leaf of Pelargonium ‘Brilliant’

P. ‘Brilliant’ has leathery leaves with a pineapple scent. It blooms in the spring with showy hot pink flowers.

Brilliant (center)
Brilliant (center)

21 JulLovely Lara Bounty

Pelargonium 'Lara Bounty' is a rose scented geranium
Pelargonium ‘Lara Bounty’ is a rose scented geranium

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