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Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses'

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Plant Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses'
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Size/Qty:  9 cm pots


Suggested Use:  Growing in Pots
Planting Style:  sensory
Season of Interest:  All year round
Position/ Situation:  Terrace & Patio
Sun/ Shade:  Sun
Flower Colour:  Pink
Scent:  Scented Leaves
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  very low (less than 1ft)
Habit/Shape:  Bushy
RHS Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)


One of the nicest of the scented Pelargoniums, this has leaves which smell strongly of roses when crushed. Small pink flowers are produced from summer to autumn. Lovely in pots, in sun, placed where the scent can be enjoyed. The dried leaves can be added to pot pourris. Compact and bushy habit growing to about 30cm an a little wider.


Pelargoniums are fantastic plants for providing colour and in some cases scent from June to the first frosts. Most people are familiar with the upright Zonal types (erroneously called Geraniums) but there are so many more from trailing, double flowered, bi-coloured, scented-leaved to climbing or scrambling varieties.  Many cultivated varieties have been bred but 90% of wild species originate from South Africa so with this in mind they need protection from frost and the worst of the wet weather. They make excellent container plants for outdoors in summer. You just need a conservatory, greenhouse or bright porch to keep them protected over winter.

Grow in a good loam based compost with plenty of added grit. They like lots of sun but may scorch in a very hot conservatory. Most do best if put out for the summer. Feed bi-weekly with tomato food when in flower. Don't over water Pelargoniums they hate it! You may find you only need to water them once a week even in summer but check the compost regularly and water when they feel they are dry.

By the end of September (UK) you will need to think about bringing them under cover before they get frost. Trim them back by about third and remove half of the leaves to maximise air circulation through the plant. Pelargoniums hate poor air circulation and can fall victim to grey mould (botrytis) if kept in close, damp conditions. Never cover them with plastic and don't pack them together try to give them space. 

Pot up in spring or re-pot with fresh compost if you want to retain the same pot size. Add some slow release fertiliser to the surface of the compost. This will gently feed them as they slowly grow away. Keep above 2°C.

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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall


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