Citronella Scented Geranium

Scented Geranium

February 18, 2016 @ 1:50 pm

Scented geraniums are very easy to grow.  The citronella type with its lemon fragrance is also known as the “Mosquito Plant” for its ability to repel mosquitoes.  Just pluck a leaf or two, crush to release fragrance and rub on your skin. This plant also gets small pink flowers in summer.  Though not hardy here, if you grow it in a container, it transitions easily to a houseplant if kept near a bright window.  They can get 2-3 feet high and wide but are easily trimmed.  Grow in sun or part sun locations.   

 

Author Jen Pelto Category Herbs