Sweet Mimosa Scented Leaf Geranium - Sweet Fragrance - Inside/Out - Quart Pot

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Pelargoniums or scented leaf geraniums are aptly described as living potpourri for the home. They are not grown for their flowers, but for their scent. Most are native to South Africa and became popular with Victorians when the colonists brought them back to Britain with them. Unlike other garden plants that are fragrant only when blooming, scenteds are fragrant all year long. The scent is contained in the small beads of oil produced in the glands at the base of the leaf hairs. Bruising or crushing the leaves breaks the beads and thus the plant releases its scent. All are wonderfully fragrant and have a distinctive smell. Outside during the summer they prefer sun or part-sun. Bring them indoors in the winter, place them in a sunny window and they make an excellent house plant plus they have delicate, lavender-pink blooms. Botanical Name: Pelargonium ‘Sweet Mimosa’ pel-ar-GO-nee-umCommon Name: Geranium, Sweet Mimosa is a favorite - the leaves have a sweet scent but the best aspect of this variety is the lovely shell pink blooms which are so pretty. The flowers can be cut and displayed in a vase indoors. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12"). Care: Grow in full sun, but provide afternoon shade when temperatures rise above 90°F. It will not tolerate poorly drained soils. In containers, ensure both moisture and excellent drainage by using a good potting mix. Use a timed-released fertilizer in the soil or an all-purpose liquid fertilizer when you water. Pelargoniums like magnesium, and a teaspoon of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) added to each gallon of fertilizer solution every few watering's will adequately supply this nutrient. As with plants in the ground, place containers in full sun, but move into afternoon shade during very hot weather.
  • Easy to grow indoors or out. Hardy in zones 9-12.
  • Loves the sun. Pink blooms
  • Grow outdoors in pots, bring inside in the winter
  • Mature Height: 12-15 inches
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  • 5

    Posted by Christine on Apr 28th 2020

    The smell of the leaves are wonderful! Plant nicely packaged and healthy!

  • 4
    Very Intriguing Plant!

    Posted by Daphne Rogers on Apr 22nd 2019

    It was a good sized plant, yet quite a few dead leaves. I believe it will be fine once it gets acclimated!