Scented pelargonium

Pelargonium 'Chocolate Peppermint'

Scented pelargonium - Pelargonium  'Chocolate Peppermint'

Common Name: Scented pelargonium
Genus: Pelargonium
Cultivar: 'Chocolate Peppermint'

Category: Non Hardy Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: Brown, Green, Purple, VariegatedFlowering Period: May to November

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Handsome lobed foliage that has a soft texture and a dark purple-brown central blotch emits a peppermint-like smell when bruised. The small mauve flowers which appear from early summer to the end of autumn are an added bonus.

  • Garden care: As soon as you receive the plants you will need to pot them up into larger pots straight away. Water when necessary but let the soil get reasonably dry in between to avoid overly wet conditions. If you want more flowers then feed your plants once a week with a weak solution of a potash-rich liquid fertiliser such as Tomorite. Deadheading the spent flowers will also encourage more to form.

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