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Pelargonium 'Grace Thomas' (Scented Geranium)

Scented Geranium 'Grace Thomas'


Award-winning Pelargonium 'Grace Thomas' (Scented Geranium) is a compact evergreen tender perennial boasting large, palmately-lobed, lemon-scented leaves. The leaves are covered with fine short hairs making them soft to the touch. Blooming from spring to summer, pink flowers up to 2 in. across (5 cm) are produced in clusters above the fragrant foliage. Their large upper petals are adorned with deep burgundy blotches and veins. Perfect for containers and small spaces, Apple Geranium can be grown successfully indoors too.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 12-14 in. tall (30-35 cm) and 24 in. wide (60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in fertile, neutral to alkaline, well-drained soils. Afternoon shade is appreciated in hot climates. Provide good ventilation, and water moderately during the growing season from spring to summer, and only sparingly in winter. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season. Drought tolerant, once established.
  • Perfect addition to beds and borders, city gardens, coastal gardens, cottage gardens, Mediterranean gardens or containers.
  • Keep an eye out for vine weevil, caterpillars, thrips, grey moulds.
  • Deadhead and remove yellowing leaves. Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring, late summer or early autumn.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Pelargonium - Geraniums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Pelargonium - Geraniums
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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