Scented Geranium – Lemon
Pelargonium crispum

Zone: Not hardy; grow as an annual
Height: 14-18"

General: Crimped, smooth green leaves have a distinct lemon scent on this old favorite. Scented geraniums are typically grown in containers in full sun. Pinch for fullness.

Culinary Uses: The leaves of these geraniums are often used to infuse various concoctions such as teas, sugars, juices, cocktails, and jams and jellies. To infuse, the leaves often need to be dried first and then crushed to release the scent and flavor. If using in desserts, the leaves may be used while still fresh to line the pan and removed after baking.

Medicinal Uses: The oils of scented geraniums have been cited in the past as being able to reduce fever lessen stomach cramps, and act as an astringent. Its also believed to have a calming effect when used in aromatherapy.

Ornamental Uses: Delicious lemon citrus scent. It has stiff stems, small, round, crinkled leaves and pale pink flowers this delicate looking plant looks lovely in window boxes or hanging baskets where its stems will trail over the side if left unpruned.

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