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Scientific Name: Pelargonium fragrans

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Pelargonium fragrans
Pelargonium fragrans


  • Perennial
  • Nutmeg scented geranium is a hardy, evergreen, compact hybrid with delicate velvety green to grey-green leaves that have a strong nutmeg fragrance.
  • It flowers profusely with clusters of dainty small white flowers from May to August but has some flowers all year round.
  • Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or dappled shade.

Culinary Uses

  • Flavour tea, sauces, jellies, cakes, deserts, punches and coffee

Parts Used

  • Leaves and flowers

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Relaxant
  • Reduce fever
  • Steam inhalation - ease coughing, sinus problems, relax asthmatics, help heal colds and flu

Other Uses

  • Potpourri, herb pillows, bath bags
  • Insect repellent:
  • Use as mulch around other plants to control insects
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