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Pungent Peppermint Scented Geranium foliage
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Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Scented Pelargonium
This selection is a spreading, branched, aromatic variety with ferny, peppermint scented foliage; dainty pink orchid-like flowers emerge in late winter and continue throughout the growing season; excellent for containers
Pungent Peppermint Scented Geranium features delicate clusters of pink orchid-like flowers with a deep purple blotch at the ends of the stems from late winter to mid fall. Its fragrant ferny leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Pungent Peppermint Scented Geranium is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Pungent Peppermint Scented Geranium is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Pungent Peppermint Scented Geranium will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.