Citrus Geranium ‘Queen of Lemon’ - Plant

Pelargonium citrosum ‘Queen of Lemon’
Citrus Geranium ‘Queen of Lemon’

A mosquito repellant!

Scented Pelargonium 'Queen of Lemon' absolutely holds true to its name. This plant spreads a delightful lemony scent that deters gnats and mosquitoes, keeping them out of your garden. Place this plant in your garden, or in a flower pot or container on your decking and you will not be attacked by gnats or mosquitoes. This plant has a very welcoming appearance.
You will receive a plant in a nursery pot of Ø 10.5 cm.
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£ 11.75
£ 14.85  

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Flowering Period

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Planting and flowering details
  • Planting
  • The scented geranium 'Queen of Lemon' is an excellent patio plant. Choose a pot or planter with holes in the base. Cover the bottom with a layer of gravel or hydro-pellets. Line a porous pot with plastic, or use a pot liner to prevent evaporation and the compost drying out too quickly. Add some potting compost mixed with some sharp sand. Plant  your geranium at the right depth. Fill the pot with potting compost and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting. Stand the pot in full sun.
    Scented geranium 'Copthorne' complements other plants
    The wonderful fragrance of scented pelargonium citrosa 'Queen of Lemon', makes it the ideal plant for your garden table or for next to your sun lounger. To enjoy this plant even further, you can combine it with other fragrant plants such as mimosa (Acacia armata) or Cosmos atrosanguineus.
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  • Care
  • Water your scented Pelargonium citrosa 'Queen of Lemon' sparingly every morning and avoid wetting the foliage. Prevent the compost from drying out, even though this plant is fairly drought resistant. The root ball definitely should not be too wet, since constant wetness can lead to root rot - do ensure good drainage. Regularly remove the dead flowers on your 'Queen of Lemon' scented Pelargonium to ensure continuous flowering. For extra profuse flowering, we recommend regular feeding via the watering can.
    Scented geraniums must be protected during the winter
    The scented geranium 'Queen of Lemon' is not a hardy plant, but you can keep it over the winter. Cut it half back, removing old leaf. Before the first frosts, store the pot in a cool, light room (7-10° C). Water it sparingly (preferably in the saucer) so that the soil does not dry out. In early spring, pot your scented geramium 'Queen of Lemon' up with fresh potting compost. Cut back all young shoots to half again. As the weather heats up, feed and water the scented geranium 'Queen of Lemon' more. Mid-spring, your scented geranium 'Queen of Lemon' will be ready to head back outdoors to adorn your patio. beware late frosts. As this plant can be kept over winter, you can eventually grow a very large plant. The scented geranium 'Queen of Lemon' also makes a great houseplant.
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  • Specifics
  • The scent of this pelargonium does not refer to the fragrance of the flowers, it refers to its scented leaves. This variety contains an ephemeral oil which creates its lemon fragrance. By softly crushing the leaves between your fingers you can appreciate the lovely scented aroma. The scent of this pelargonium 'Queen of Lemon' repels gnats and mosquitoes.
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Pelargonium citrosum ‘Queen of Lemon’
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Guarantee 100% Growth and Flowering guarantee
    Color Pink
    Light preference full sun ,  partial sun
    Scented deliciously scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Flowering period June - November
    Growing height40 - 50 cm
    Planting distance30 - 40 cm
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