The distinct scent created by the oil from the leaves made scented geranium highly desirable in the Victorian era and they have been a garden favorite ever since. New scents are constantly being created through hybridization.
Nutmeg geranium is an attractive small, dense geranium with small whitish pink spring and summer flowers. Flowers attract hummingbirds.
Growth Form/Defining Characteristics: small rounded densely clustered foliage. H .5-1.5’, L 2’-4’. Small , dainty white/pink flowers.
Light: Full Sun in cooler climates, afternoon shade in hotter climates
Water: Low once established
Soil: well drained loam, standard potting soil.
Hardiness: USDA zones 9-11 , Cold hardy to 20 degrees F
Benefits from annual pruning and feeding