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Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses' (Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses'

Other names

Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses', Scented-leaved pelargonium 'Attar of Roses', Pelargonium capitatum 'Attar of Roses' , Scented geranium 'Attar of Roses'

Genus

Pelargonium Pelargonium

Variety or Cultivar

'Attar of Roses' _ 'Attar of Roses' is a tender, upright, bushy, evergreen sub-shrub, often grown as an annual, with wrinkled, three-lobed, rose-scented, grey-green leaves and sturdy, erect stems bearing small clusters of mauve-pink flowers in summer.


Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Leaves are rose-scented.

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Mauve, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Glasshouse whitefly , Leafhoppers , Thrips , Vine weevil Aphids , Caterpillars , Glasshouse whitefly , Leafhoppers , Thrips , Vine weevil

Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Pelargonium viruses , Rust Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Pelargonium viruses , Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses' (Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained, neutral to alklaine soil in full sun. Under glass, grow in full light in a loamless or loam-based compost mixed with sharp sand. Generally does not survive winter outdoors, so overwinter indoors or replace.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses'

Other names

Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses', Scented-leaved pelargonium 'Attar of Roses', Pelargonium capitatum 'Attar of Roses' , Scented geranium 'Attar of Roses'

Genus

Pelargonium Pelargonium

Variety or Cultivar

'Attar of Roses' _ 'Attar of Roses' is a tender, upright, bushy, evergreen sub-shrub, often grown as an annual, with wrinkled, three-lobed, rose-scented, grey-green leaves and sturdy, erect stems bearing small clusters of mauve-pink flowers in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Leaves are rose-scented.

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Mauve, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Glasshouse whitefly , Leafhoppers , Thrips , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Pelargonium viruses , Rust

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses' (Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, well-drained, neutral to alklaine soil in full sun. Under glass, grow in full light in a loamless or loam-based compost mixed with sharp sand. Generally does not survive winter outdoors, so overwinter indoors or replace.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses' (Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses')

Common pest name

Omnivorous leafroller

Scientific pest name

Platynota stultana

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pest which could be potentially damaging to a range of crops if introduced to the UK. Awareness raising amongst the industry is needed. Also need to monitor developments in Spain where the pest is already present and consider whether EU regulation is warranted.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses' (Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses')

Common pest name

Banded-winged whitefly

Scientific pest name

Trialeurodes abutiloneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous whitefly native to the Americas with the potential to introduce harmful viruses to the UK. EU regulation should be considered and further assessed by EPPO.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses' (Pelargonium 'Attar of Roses')

Common pest name

Green semi-looper

Scientific pest name

Chrysodeixis eriosoma

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous moth pest which is morphologically identical to a pest already established in the UK in protected environments and being controlled by IPM. Not expected to cause greater impacts than other species of Chrysodeixis in the UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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