Geranium, Scented (Pelargonium capitatum), packet of 5 seeds, Organic
Family: Geranium (Geraniaceae)
Hardy to Zone 8 to 12, otherwise grown as a garden annual or potted and brought indoors for the winter
Evergreen perennial native to South Africa. The mother plants are of the “Attar of Roses” variety. Please be aware that scented geraniums grown from seed may resemble the mother plant yet are likely to have unique fragrances. In fact, each seedling produces a slightly different chemotype. Therefore, those seeking unique fragrances will grow from seed, and once that fragrance is obtained, if more plants are desired, will make clones. Scented geranium exudes a sensual and calming fragrance. Sow seed in spring, or indoors, anytime. Prepare a deep flat with fast-draining potting soil. Seeds are fitted with a corkscrew aril so it is best to orient seeds point down into the surface (the way they would drill in in nature) and cover with about 1/8 inch of sand or grit. Keep warm, evenly moist and in the light until germination, which occurs within 3 weeks. Seedlings germinate up through the sand. The third leaf is a true leaf that shows the scalloped margin so characteristic of this genus. Pot up to successively larger pots, always using the fast draining mix. Keep plants warm and in the light, and water when they droop. Plants grow quickly and bloom. Keep in pot culture on windowsill or summer patio or transplant out to frost-free rock garden one foot apart.
5 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown