Rose-scented pelargonium

Rose-scented pelargonium

Pelargonium graveolens

Scientific name

A white- or pink-flowered shrub reaching 1.5 metres with erect branching bush and frilly, velvety, juicy leaves. The leaves have an strong scent is used in a wide array of applications, including: food flavouring, massage oil and perfume.

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References and further reading

PlantZAfrica profile »

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Important characteristics

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

It provides medicinal value

Suitable for sandy soil

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