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Pelargonium fragrans - Nutmeg Geranium

Pelargonium fragrans, the Nutmeg Geranium was the first of the species geraniums to arrive in our area. This hardy perennial Pelargonium has been a mainstay ever since. The gray leaves and white flowers of Pelargonium fragrans will brighten up a garden most of the year near the coast. The heaviest blooming for the Nutmeg geranium is in the Spring and Fall. Pelargonium fragrans is worthy of its name. It the foliage that has such a nice fragrance. The Nutmeg Geranium grows about 1 foot tall and 2 feet wide. Pelargonium fragrans is tolerant of most garden conditions except soggy soil and shade. And oh, Pelargonium fragrans is pretty drought tolerant too. Nutmeg Geranium is damaged by temperatures in the mid 20°s F and is killed by temperatures in the low 20°s F. The Nutmeg geranium has been used for flavoring jellies, vinegars and fruit dishes.

Pelargonium fragrans, Nutmeg Geranium

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Plants from the Geranium Genus featured on this site:
Geranium Ballerina
Geranium Biokovo
Geranium harveyi
Geranium incanum
Geranium Johnson's Blue
Geranium Lawrence Flatman
Geramium macrorrhizum album
Geranium maderense
Geranium Mavis Simpson
Geranium Orion
Geranium renardii
Geranium richardsonii
Geranium Rozanne
Geranium sanguinium striatum
Geranium sessiliforum nigricans
Geranium Stanhoe
Geranium wallichianum Buxton's Blue

Geranium plants from the Genus Pelargonium featured on this site:
Pelargonium capitatum Attar of Roses * Rose Scented Geranium
Pelargonium cordifolium * Heartleaf Geranium
Pelargonium fragrans * Nutmeg Geranium
Pelargonium graveolens * Rose Geranium
Pelargonium ionidiflorum Celery Scented Geranium
Pelargonium quercifolium * Oak Leaf Geranium
Pelargonium reneforme * Silverleaf Geranium
Pelargonium sidoides * Silverleaf Geranium
Pelargonium tomentosum * Peppermint Scented Geranium