Scented geraniums make easy to look after house and patio plants with their aromatic leaves used in pot pouriis and for flavouring. This variety produces pretty pink flowers
- Easy to grow indoors
- Attracts bees
- Good for pot pourii
Pelargoniums, native to South Africa have become a firm favourite with their ability to survive well on a windowsill and for their beautiful flowers and scented leaves. They are easy to cross breed and this means there are now a beautiful array of types to choose from. ‘Attar of roses’ is very popular for its fragrant rose scented leaves which are often used to impart flavour to sugar used for baking. The pretty pink flowers sit in clusters above the foliage.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: tender
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Pink
- Flowering period: June – September
These beautiful plants are relatively easy to look after and don't require lots of attention. They love to be in full sun, are reasonably drought tolerant and are better grown in a pot so they can be moved to a more sheltered position in winter as they aren't fully hardy. An unheated greenhouse or a porch is usually sufficient protection unless it is very cold or you live in a very cold area of the UK. The good news is that they make very good house plants and don't like to be over watered - good for those of us that are a bit sporadic in our watering of indoor plants.
The aromatic oil of rose geranium is popular in the perfume and cosmetics industry and the leaves can be used in pot pourii mixtures. Scent from the leaves can be extracted by layering a few in a jar with castor sugar and sealing for a week – this sugar can then be used to make delicious cakes and biscuits or used to make a syrup to top ice creams or add to sparkling water and ice for a refreshing hot weather drink. The flowers look beautiful floated into summer
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.