Lemon-scented pelargonium

Lemon-scented pelargonium

Pelargonium citronellum

Scientific name

A shrub of up to 2 metres in height with hairy multi-pointed leaves and pink flowers that have purple markings on the two upper petals. The shrub does well along rivers and in sandy soil. The plant can be used to pests when planted as companion plant.

The plant can be used in food, scents and in traditional medicine.

Click here to read how to propagate from cuttings: https://www.wikihow.com/Propagate-Geraniums-from-Cuttings

References and further reading

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Image credit: Paul Hoekman
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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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