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Pelargonium tomentosum - Peppermint Scented Geranium

Pelargonium tomentosum is a fabulous plant for the dry shade garden. The Peppermint Scented Geranium has very fragrant foliage, is quite drought tolerant and covers a goodly section of the ground. Pelargonium tomentosum grows a foot or two tall but will ramble 10 feet or more. The biggest planning issue is that the plants do not put up with being trampled and tend to climb over their neighbors. Pelargonium tomentosum will tolerate moderate water if there is adequate drainage. The felted leaves can be used as a culinary herb. Pelargonium tomentosum is Winter hardy when temperatures dip into the high 20°'s for short durations but will suffer significant foliage damage once temperatures hit freezing.

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Pelargonium tomentosum, Peppermint Scented Geranium