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Commonly known as Rose Geranium, this pelargonium is a fragrant geranium species appreciated for its distinctive rose-like scent.

Physical Description:

Leaves: The leaves are deeply lobed and have a velvety texture. They are often green, sometimes with a hint of red, and emit a strong, sweet rose fragrance when touched or crushed.

Stems: Pelargonium graveolens has succulent stems, typical of geraniums.

Flowers: Clusters of small, five-petaled flowers that can range in color from pale pink to deep pink or lavender.


Aromatic Qualities: The primary appeal of Pelargonium graveolens lies in its aromatic leaves, which release a sweet rose scent. This fragrance makes it a popular choice for perfumes, potpourris, and essential oils.

Culinary Uses: In some cultures, the leaves of Rose Geranium are used sparingly in culinary applications to add a subtle rose flavor to desserts, cakes, or teas.

Growing Conditions:

Soil: Well-drained soil is essential. Pelargonium graveolens prefers a slightly acidic to neutral soil.

Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.

Sunlight: Rose Geranium does well in full sun to partial shade. It benefits from receiving at least six hours of direct sunlight daily.

Hardiness: Depending on the climate, Pelargonium graveolens may be grown as an annual or a perennial. It is more sensitive to cold temperatures and frost.


Harvest leaves as needed to enjoy the fragrance or for culinary uses. The fragrance is most pronounced when the leaves are crushed

Pelargonium – Rose (Pelargonium graveolens)

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