Pelargoniums

SJ Butler Photography


I adore the lovely smell of Geraniums. Some pelargoniums are grown because they have scented leaves, which can smell of rose, eucalyptus, peppermint, lemon, orange, balsam or apple.

The ones in image above have a beautiful aroma of lemons and their is nothing sweeter than smelling them on a hot Summer’s Day…ah bliss! Wish you could all smell them now!

Did you know?

Common names can cause mix ups. ‘Geranium’ is the name most people use when talking about Pelargonium. But Geranium is actually a different plant genus so to help avoid confusion some refer to Geranium as ‘hardy geraniums’, and Pelargonium as ‘tender geraniums’


The aroma is so wonderful in a conservatory. You can close your eyes and imagine you are in hot climate with the lemon scented Pelargonium.

Scented leaf geraniums (heading image) the leaves can be cut for using in pot pourri, fresh or dried, or to flavour sugars and tisanes. Commercially, extracts of Pelargonium capitatum are used to make geranium oil.

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