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Scented Geranium ‘Attar of Roses’ (Pelargonium capitatum)

Scented Geranium ‘Attar of Roses’

(Pelargonium capitatum)

Just as the name indicates, this Pelargonium is sweetly scented with the fragrance of Roses. What fun it is to see the delight on a person’s face when they discover this for the first time! ‘Attar of Roses’ refers to the scent of the foliage – not the flowers. The stems and leaves are soft and coated with tiny green, glandular hairs. When brushed against, the essential oils contained in the glandular tissues are extracted, releasing an intense rose scent.

These plants are a great candidate to plant along a garden path or in containers on a porch or patio.

‘Attar of Roses’ grows 2 ft tall x 2 ft wide and blooms small, rosy-pink flowers that attract birds and other beneficial pollinators. Plant in full sun along the coast and part sun (afternoon shade) inland.

It’s best to plant in soil that is well-drained and rich in organic matter. If this is the case, ‘Attar of Roses’ will not need to be fertilized. However, if planted in sandy soil, fertilize 2-3 times during its active growth period.

The Sunset Climate Zones for Scented Geranium

‘Attar of Roses’ are 8, 9, 12-24 if grown as a Perennial, and A2, A3, 1-7, 10, & 11 if grown as an Annual or grown indoors during the cold winter months. We are currently growing these popular Scented Geraniums in 1 gallon containers. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook @clearwatercolornursery.

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