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Thursday, 16 July 2015

FFF191 - NUTMEG PELARGONIUM

Pelargonium × fragrans is a pelargonium hybrid between Pelargonium odoratissimum and Pelargonium exstipulatum. It is in the subgenus Reniforme along with Pelargonium sidoides and Pelargonium abrotanifoliumPelargonium comes from the Greek; Pelargos which means stork. Another name for pelargoniums is storksbills due the shape of their fruit. Fragrans refers to the fragrant leaves.

Pelargonium × fragrans, like its parent Pelargonium odoratissimum, is a small, spreading species which only grows up to 30 cm high and 60 cm wide. It has small white flowers and its leaves are waxy, green and ovate with slightly fringed edges. It has a sweet, slightly spicy, eucalyptus-like ("nutmeg") scent.

Nutmeg-Scented Pelargonium makes a nice scented border in zones 9 and up, and a great summer bloomer for other zones. In Zone 8, during a very cold winter, it dies back but returns fairly reliably. If the winter is milder, Nutmeg Pelargonium will stay evergreen and even bloom early in Zone 8.

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18 comments:

  1. Sure doesn't look like our geraniums! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  2. it's a beautiful flower. I don't think I've ever seen it before.

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  3. Probably don't know this flower, because I can't remember smelling nutmeg outside of the kitchen:)

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  4. Dear Nick,

    very nice flowers, thank you for your comment!

    Liebe Grüße
    Ingrid

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  5. Pretty little flowers! Have a great weekend,
    Annie

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  6. Hi! Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Amazing little blossoms!
    I wish you a nice and sunny weekend,
    kindly regards,
    moni

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  8. It's very pretty. I have a nutmeg scented geranium on the porch.The flowers on your storksbill are lovely. I wish my geranium would flower but no luck so far this year.

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  9. A unique flower. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. First I've seen this flower - pretty
    new follower

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  11. What a lovely flower, very pretty.....
    Have a great weekend, jen

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  12. A very delicate flower. The fragrance is a bonus.

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