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Geranium 'Peppermint' - S1
Geranium 'Peppermint' - S1
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Geranium 'Peppermint'

Pelargonium tomentosum
Minty-fresh, smooth and velvety, 'Peppermint' geranium is one of our favorites. Its pettable leaves are covered with soft white hairs that, in the right light, add a glow around the large maple-shaped leaves. Add to large containers, grow as a groundcover in sun-dappled spots, and enjoy the true-mint fragrance.
SKU #P6180

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Pot: 3.5" h x 2.63" w (9.5 fl oz)
Lifecycle
Annual; tender perennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
9,
10
Annual Hardiness
Tender Annual
Mature Size
1-2' h x 1-2' w
Sun
Partial shade
Soil
Rich, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Green foliage with velvet texture
Features
Scented Leaves
Great for containers
Great Cut Flower
Notable
RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
About a week after last frost, when nighttime temperatures remain above 40°F.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Geraniums traveled from South Africa and were cultivated and marveled over in glasshouses by the early 1600s, and we love them still for their varied beautiful leaves, flower colors, and fragrance. Place 'Peppermint' geranium in partial sun with abundant afternoon shade, placed where you can easily pick a few leaves to enjoy their sensational fragrance. Be sure to grow in freely-draining garden soil or in clay pots with good drainage, and allow the soil to dry before watering. Flowers bloom in late spring and early summer after a cool period in fall and winter. Prune after flowering ceases to shape and prepare for bringing indoors in late fall before frost, if desired, placing in the sun in a cool room below 60F.
Final Spacing:
1.5-2'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
1" per week is plenty; water when soil becomes noticeably dry down 2" down into pot. These large leaved geraniums require more water than others, but do not like saturated soils, so an even hand with water is best.
Soil pH:
Prefers neutral.
Fertilizer:
Fertilize twice a month with a balanced formulation such as 15-15-15.
Diseases & Pests:
Aphids and mealybugs can be troublesome; if detected, treat with an insecticidal soap or neem oil. Avoid botrytis by spacing properly, not wetting the foliage when watering, and keeping dead plant material, such as spent flowers and leaves, cleaned up.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Cut stems add fragrance to cut flower bouquets and can be dried for a scented addition to potpourii.