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    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses' (Sc)

pelargonium 'Attar of Roses'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
pelargonium 'Attar of Roses'

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  • Other common names pelargonium 'Attar of Roses'

  • Synonyms Pelargonium capitatum 'Attar of Roses'

  • Family Geraniaceae

  • Genus 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

  • Horticultural Group Scented-leaved pelargoniums are evergreen shrubs or perennials with strongly aromatic foliage and small, single flowers in shades of pink, purple or white

  • Details 'Attar of Roses' is a bushy sub-shrub to 60cm in height, with rose-scented, pinnately lobed leaves and small clusters of pale mauve-pink flowers 2-3cm across in summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Leaf

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H1C

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in neutral or alkaline, well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. Deadhead regularly. Lift outdoor plants and keep in frost free well lit conditions over winter.

Propagation Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring, late summer and autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Remove spent flowers and trim as required

Pests Can get glasshouse whitefly, caterpillars, glasshouse leafhopper, aphids, vine weevil and root mealybugs

Diseases Generally trouble free

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