Also known as
Coast Pelargonium, Kusmalva, Rose scented geranium, Geranium
This plant has a mild fragrance
Rose-Scented Pelargonium Overview
Pelargonium capitatum is a bushy sub-shrub with velvety, rose-scented, lobed leaves and clusters of pink, white or pale purple flowers that appear in summer. As well as for ornamental purposes, this pelargonium is cultivated for its rose-scented oil. Happiest in full sun and with dry soil, the Rose Scented Geranium (a name it's often known by) likes a warm, sheltered position if planted outside. It is not hardy however, so in colder areas, it will need to be indoors in winter, where it can also be enjoyed all year round. It is a particularly popular plant for patio and conservatory pots or containers. Low maintenance and drought resistant, Pelargonium capitatum only needs dead-heading to encourage more flowers, and an occasional trim. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape.
Common problems with Rose-Scented Pelargonium
How to propagate Rose-Scented Pelargonium
Propagate from softwood cuttings from spring to autumn.