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Pelargonium 'Citronella'

Pronunciation: pe-lar-GO-nee-um
Family: Geraniaceae
Common Name: Citronella Scented-leaved Geranium
Cultivar: Citronella
Plant Type:
  • perennial
  • succulent and cactus
Height to: 36in (0.91m)
Width to: 36in (0.91m)
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 60 to 50ºF ZONE 12
  • 70 to 60ºF ZONE 13
  • 80 to 70ºF ZONE 14
Sun Exposure:
  • part sun
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • late spring
  • early summer
  • mid summer
  • late summer
  • early autumn
Bloom Description: Citronella Scented-leaved Geranium (Pelargonium) produces light to dark pink flowers
Soil Type: Fertile, neutral to alkaline, well-drained soil.
  • Skin irritant
Plant Perks:
  • Suitable for Houseplant
  • Container Gardening
Pests and Diseases: Thrips, spider mites, mealybugs, caterpillars, gray mold, mildew, black leg, flower break virus, xanthomonas blight, and edema commonly occur.
Propagation: Sow Citronella Scented-leaved Geranium (Pelargonium) seed at 70.F from late winter to spring. Root softwood cuttings in spring, late summer or early autumn.
Winter Sowing Zones: None
Notes for Identification:

Citronella Scented-leaved Geranium (Pelargonium) has hairy, palmately shaped leaves with sharply pointed lobes, that are mid green and have a citronella scent.

It is an erect, bushy, succulent stemmed, evergreen perennial.

This plant is sometimes called "Pelargonium citronellum" or "Pelargonium citrosum" but according to the American Botanical Council, it isn't a valid taxonomic designation

Source: Various sources including The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • Any Heat Zone 1 to 210+ Days
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Succulents
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