Scented Geranium – Chocolate Mint
Pelargonium quercifolium 'Chocolate-Mint'

Zone: Not hardy; grow as an annual
Height: 18 - 24"

General: Spreading and cascading perennial with soft pale green leaves have maroon splotches along the center of the leaf. Pale lavender flowers that have darker reddish lavender markings appear in late spring. Scented geraniums are typically grown in containers in full sun. Pinch for fullness.

Ornamental Uses: This tantalizing plant has a dark chocolate-colored vein that runs down the rib of the leaf and fans out into fingers. The almost black variegation fades to a rich green as summer progresses and returns again each spring. While this is great looking plant with a rich minty fragrance, it does not smell or taste like chocolate. Excellent in large containers, hanging baskets and ideal ground cover during summer months.

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