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Pelargonium 'Lady Plymouth' (Scented Geranium)

Scented Geranium 'Lady Plymouth', Pelargonium graveolens variegata


A very attractive variety, award-winning Pelargonium 'Lady Plymouth' (Scented Geranium) is an upright, evergreen, tender perennial with deeply cut, gray-green leaves, beautifully variegated with creamy-white. Strongly scented, the pretty leaves exude a delicious, sharp rose and lemon scent when bruised. In summer, striking clusters of small lavender-pink flowers are nicely set off by the foliage. Place this scented geranium where its foliage can be easily brushed, such as in containers, edgings along paths or houseplants.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 24 in. tall and wide (60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in moderately fertile, neutral or alkaline, well-drained soils. Best in full sun, but welcomes some light shade in the heat of the day. Water regularly during growing season. Drought tolerant, once established.
  • Perfect addition to beds and borders, cottage gardens, city gardens or containers. Also very effective grouped or massed in herb gardens.
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for glasshouse whitefly, caterpillars, glasshouse leafhopper, aphids, vine weevil and root mealybugs.
  • Promptly deadhead spent flowering stems. Pinch stems to prevent legginess and promote bushiness. Propagate by softwood cuttings in spring, late summer and autumn.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 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 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, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 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 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, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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