Rob's plants
home garden plants wildlife seed photos
plant sale journal topics plantlinks fun guestbook

Pelargonium 'Citrosum'

Pelargonium 'Citrosum'
citronella, mosquito plant

Common name citronella, mosquito plant
Family geraniaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z9b-11)
Flowers pink (spring)
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, not too dry

Popular scented geranium, commonly grown near patios because it reportedly repels mosquitoes. I'm not sure it actually works, but sure enough, ours is planted right around the corner from our patio, and does perfume the air with its lemony fragrance. The winter after I planted it was mild, and our specimen came through without a problem. In mid-April, I was pleasantly surprised by its pretty purple-and-pink flowers, growing in clusters that contrast alluringly with the felted apple-green leaves. In its second year, our plant stunned me with super-fast growth, nearly covering the azalea planted next to it (in the picture above, I'd cut half of it down, and it's still a healthy mound).

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: foundation border

About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Pelargonium 'Citrosum'

I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my guestbook. If you have a question that needs a personal response, please e-mail me.

Your name

Your comments

home garden plants wildlife seed plant sale topics guestbook journal plantlinks

Last modified: July 13, 2019
Contact me