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Nutmeg Geranium

Pelargonium fragrans hybrid

Nutmeg Pelargonium (Eng.), Muskaat Malva (Afr.)

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This dwarf shrub has leaves with a distinct nutmeg or spicy nutmeg smell. Very easy to grow and a low maintenance plant. Plant near a path to truly experience the wonderful smell. Uses: Ornamental and edible.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Harvest when needed.

Propagation

Cuttings
Plant cuttings with 2-3 nodes under the soil surface. Dip in rooting hormone powder and keep moist to promote root formation.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa
Natural climate
Various

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible
The crushed leaves are used to flavour jellies, cakes, fruit dishes, vinegars or tea.
Notes
Leaves can be used as potpourrii and an attractive garden plant or pot plant.

Personality

Family
Geraniaceae
Flower colour
White with purple/red markings near the center.
Scent
Mild

Problems

No known pests or diseases.

Companion plants

Grasses, Cabages

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