Apple Scented Geranium Plant

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 10 - 12 Inches
  • Mature Spread 12 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 9 - 12

Scented Geraniums are the perfect patio or deck plant. When brushed against, the foliage releases heavenly scents. The smell of Apple Scented Geranium is impressive and almost better than the real thing. The lily pad-like leaves are thick and slightly fuzzy and exude the scent of fresh apples. Pelargonium is the annual geranium typically grown for its impressive flowers and long flowering period. The scented varieties of Pelargonium also have flowers, although less conspicuous. Nonetheless, the flowers also smell and taste of apples and are great unexpected additions to a salad or jelly jar.

Scented Geraniums have been part of the kitchen garden for hundreds of years. The Victorians grew many different types to suit different needs. Apple Scented Geranium is used to flavor salads, drinks, or jellies. In contrast, a lemon-scented Geranium would have been used to deter insects. Scented Geraniums are perfect for small garden spaces or container gardens. They do not take up much room but put out fragrance and attract pollinators while in bloom.

Apple Scented Geranium Care

Scented Geraniums like to be placed in full sun but will require shade during the hottest part of the day in warmer climates. Well-draining soil is key to a good root system. Use a potting mix with added perlite if planting these geraniums in containers. Water on a bi-weekly schedule. The thick, fuzzy leaves can withstand drought in between waterings, but the plants are still tender perennials that like moderately moist soil. Deadheading will encourage the plants to keep producing flowers, and pinching out the stem tips early in the season helps promote a bushy shape.

Scented Geraniums are tender perennials and can only grow outside year-round in zones 9-12. In the other USDA growing zones, they can be overwintered as houseplants or placed in a dark, frost-free spot like a garage or basement until the following spring. Bring the plants indoors when the nighttime temperature dip below 50 degrees F. Prune the plants lightly to remove any dead or dying top growth. Try growing your scented geranium on a bright south-facing windowsill. Restrict watering to once every two weeks in winter to keep the root zone barely damp. If you plan to place the plants in a dark spot, they need to be cut back to within 8 inches of the soil. Place the pots somewhere dark where the temperatures will not go below 45 F, and wait to water again until the late winter or when the first sprout of green appears in early spring.

Apple Scented Geranium Spacing

Apple Scented geraniums need good air circulation to prevent diseases and pests from attacking. The mature height is 12 inches with a width of 24 inches. Plant Scented Geraniums at 16 inches apart on center. For a potted Geranium, the container should have an 8-inch diameter.

Apple Scented Geranium Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 12
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 10 - 12 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 24 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: N/A
Watering: Low
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Groundcovers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant
Brand: Sarahs Superb Herbs
Common Name: Apple Scented Geranium Plant
Other Name(s): Apple Scented Geranium
Scientific Name: Pelargonium 'Apple' Scented Geranium

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.