During the summer, I make little posies from the abundant leaves, and the delicious scent is cooling and refreshing.
But do the leaves repel bugs? Alas, no, I have not found it so. Tiger mosquitoes still plague me in the garden. And I doubt it's a hybrid of citronella grass and geranium. I mean, come on! The American Botanical Council says that P. citrosum is not a valid taxonomic designation. So this does sound like nothing more than the clever marketing of an old favorite.
But hey, it's a Pelargonium, it's tough, grows very fast, and is thoroughly delightful. I can't imagine living without its perfume in the garden. So what's not to love?
|Pelargonium Leaf, MR, 2013|