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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
apple geranium nutmeg geranium
Pelargonium can be perennials, sub-shrubs or shrubs, sometimes succulent and mostly evergreen, with palmately lobed or pinnately divided leaves and clusters of slightly irregular, 5-petalled flowers
Scented-leaved pelargoniums are evergreen shrubs or perennials with strongly aromatic foliage and small, single flowers in shades of pink, purple or white
P. odoratissimum is a low-growing evergreen herbaceous perennial, up to 25cm tall, with a short main stem and trailing flowering stems. Rounded, apple-scented, light green leaves, 4-5cm across, are held on 5cm long stalks. Clusters of 3-10 star-shaped white flowers, 1.5cm across, the two upper petals marked with red veins, appear from spring to summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Grow outside in summer in fertile, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun; in containers, indoors or out, grow in well-drained soil-less multipurpose compost or soil-based compost such as John Innes No. 2, in full light but shaded from scorching midday sun. Provide good ventilation, and water moderately during the growing season from spring to summer, and only sparingly in winter. For more details see pelargonium cultivation
Propagate by seed, sown in late winter and grown on in a protected environment such as a heated greenhouse, or by softwood cuttings from spring to autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Drought Resistant
Patio & Container Plants Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Mediterranean Climate Plants Coastal
Pruning Deadhead to encourage flowering
Pests May be affected by vine weevil larvae, leafhopper, root mealybugs, and whitefly
May be affected by Pelargonium viruses, grey moulds, Pelargonium rust, and leafy gall
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