Nutmeg Geranium

Pelargonium x fragrans

Nutmeg-scented geranium makes a heavenly-scented edge plant in perennial borders. This variety is believed to be a hybrid between the apple-scented geranium (Pelargonium odoratissimum) and P. exstipulatum that first occurred in the Berlin Botanical Garden around 1793. Scented geraniums or rose geraniums were extremely popular during the Victorian Period for gardens and as a potted specimen in parlours. With edible flowers, nutmeg geranium makes a superb ice cream or a fragrant addition to herb water!

Water: Drought tolerant once established but looks better with some Summer water

Hardiness: Frost tender, but can survive outside if protected from frost

Habit: Herbaceous perennial 12 to 18” tall

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Adaptable

Origin: Modern cultivar

Additional Characteristics: Edible Flower

Nutmeg Geranium