Thursday, 9 October 2014

LEMON-SCENTED GERANIUM

Pelargonium crispum is an erect, much-branched shrub that grows up to 700 mm tall. The young stems are soft and green and become woody when older. The leaves are lemon-scented, fan-shaped and the leaf margins are crisped. The leaves are distichous, meaning that they are arranged one above the other in two opposite rows. The flowers are single or in clusters of 2 or 3 and are borne on short peduncles. They are white to dark pink and about 25 mm in diameter. The flower tube is about 5–8 mm long. The species flowers from August-April with a peak in September and October (in Southern Hemisphere).

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

4 comments:

  1. I would love to smell these too, I know the rose-scented ones!

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  2. Beautiful!
    I have a rose scented Geranium...

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  3. The number of geranium varieties seems to be endless. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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