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Nutmeg Scented Geranium
Pelargonium x fragrans 'Nutmeg'
Nutmeg Scented Geranium flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Plant Height: 18 inches
Flower Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 20 inches
Other Names: Old Spice Geranium
A lovely choice for indoor containers or baskets; leaves are deeply lobed and emit a subtle scent of nutmeg when brushed or rubbed; small dainty white flowers with a purple blotch are enjoyed all season long; deadhead to promote re-blooming
Features & Attributes
Nutmeg Scented Geranium features dainty spikes of white cup-shaped flowers with a purple blotch rising above the foliage from mid spring to early fall. Its crinkled lobed leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the year.
This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with a mounded form. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Nutmeg Scented Geranium can be expected to grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist soil, but will not tolerate any standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --