Scented pelargonium

Pelargonium 'Grey Lady Plymouth'

Scented pelargonium - Pelargonium  'Grey Lady Plymouth'

Common Name: Scented pelargonium
Genus: Pelargonium
Cultivar: 'Grey Lady Plymouth'

Category: Non Hardy Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: Green, 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

Considered by many to be the best all-round scented pelargonium, this pretty cultivar has deeply divided variegated foliage that has a strong minty smell when bruised. The small purple-veined pale rose flowers seem to hover above the leaves on wiry upright stems for extended period from early summer. First introduced in 1807 and still popular today if you could choose just one pelargonium to take to a desert island then this should be it.

  • 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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