Rose Geranium

Pelargonium graveolens Geraniaceae

Growth habit

Sub-Shrub

Perennation

Cultivated as annual

Native distribution

South Africa

Location

Robison Herb Garden

Source of plant

Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Description

This Victorian variety has a distinctive rose scent and can be used in all types of desserts, jams, syrups, teas and punch for its unusual flavor and fragrance. The essential oil is used in aromatherapy, cosmeticsand in health tonics. Medicinally, it is used as an antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic and for hormonal problems.

USDA Hardiness Zone

9

Special characteristics

foliage characteristics, tender perennial