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Citronella Mosquito Plant

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Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
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$26.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Light Requirement is Full Shade to Partial Shade
  • Height 18-24 Inches
  • Width 18-24 Inches
  • Use as a filler when using in containers
  • Leaves smell like citronella which repels mosquitoes!
  • Growing Zones 9 - 11

Citronella Mosquito Plant (Pelargonium graveolens) is grown for the fragrant foliage. When the foliage is brushed or crushed, it gives off a citrusy smell that repels mosquitoes. In the summer, Citronella Mosquito Plant has pink flowers brushed with deep crimson on the top petals.

Citronella Mosquito Plant is heat tolerant and rarely has any disease problems. It is drought tolerant once established. In places where the winter is cold, it needs to be brought in at first frost. Inside, it will need to be placed in part shade for best results, although it will grow in shade. Outside, it needs full sun with a bit of shade in the heat of the afternoon. Citronella Mosquito Plant looks good in containers or as part of the landscape. It may be planted at the edge of a patio or along a path so that its scent is released as people brush against the foliage.

Citronella Mosquito Plant Care

Citronella Mosquito Plant can be grown inside or outside. It is not hardy in the United States, so it will freeze outside at frost. It grows upright in a mound so would work well as a filler in the back of the container. Citronella Mosquito Plant likes part shade to shade. It will not grow as fast in shade. Citronella Mosquito Plant prefers moderately fertile, well-drained, soil. Fertilize it in containers with water-soluble fertilizer as part of watering it. Put compost or slow-release fertilizer when planting Citronella Mosquito Plant in the landscape. While drought tolerant, it does need watering outside while it is getting established.

Citronella Mosquito Plant is a tender perennial. It tends to get a woody stem in the late summer, then freezes and dies outside at first frost. It makes a great houseplant, however. Pinching the stems will encourage the plant to grow bushier instead of leggy.

Citronella Mosquito Plant Spacing

Citronella Mosquito Plant is a medium tall plant, growing up to 24 inches tall and spreading up to 24 inches wide. It is tall enough that you can plant something shorter in front of it in the landscape or container. If you do so, you should space the Citronella Mosquito Plant 18-24 inches apart from its neighbors.

Citronella Mosquito Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11
Flower Color(s): Pinke, White
Flower Description: White With Pink Centers
Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s) Green
Foliage Description: Grown for foliage
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade
Height Class: Medium
Height: 18-24 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Spacing: 18-24 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Container Role: Filler
Use Types: Container, Landscape
Features: Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Pelargonium graveolens
Common Name: Citronella Mosquito Plant
Other Name(s): Sweet Scented Geranium
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Selections
SKU:
GERST

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 Known As:
   4.5" Container

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

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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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

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