Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast growing
- Flowering period: May to November
- Flower colour: lavender-pink
- Other features: scented foliage
- Hardiness: tender
You will want to gently run your hands over the leaves of this tender perennial all the time, as this will help release their delicious rose-like scent. The pale lavender-pink flowers, which appear on the upright stems for months on end from late spring, are an added bonus and are useful for cutting.
'Attar of Roses' is available as a collection of three plants in 7.5cm (3in) peat pots. They will be dispatched directly from our specialist grower of rarer pelargoniums.
- Garden care: As soon as you receive the collection you will need to pot them up into larger pots or plant them in to their final pots straight away. A great hot tip is to feed your plants every other day with a weak solution of a potash-rich liquid fertiliser, such as Tomorite. You'll be rewarded with masses of flowers throughout the summer on plants about 30-40cm tall.
Please note that as we grow these pelargoniums especially for you, we need to take full payment when you place your order so as to reserve stock for you. The pelargoniums will then be despatched to you at the dates given as they become ready.
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