Apple geranium Pelargonium odoratissimum (Sc)

apple geranium


P. odoratissimum is a low-growing evergreen herbaceous perennial, up to 25cm tall, with a short main stem and trailing flowering stems. Rounded, apple-scented, light green leaves, 4-5cm across, are held on 5cm long stalks. Clusters of 3-10 star-shaped white flowers, 1.5cm across, the two upper petals marked with red veins, appear from spring to summer

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apple geranium nutmeg geranium

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Deadhead to encourage flowering

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed, sown in late winter and grown on in a protected environment such as a heated greenhouse, or by softwood cuttings from spring to autumn

  • insectPests

    May be affected by vine weevil larvae, leafhopper, root mealybugs, and whitefly

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by Pelargonium viruses, grey moulds, Pelargonium rust, and leafy gall