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Pelargonium citrosum Mozzie Buster

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pelargonium citrosum Mozzie Buster Mosquito Plant, Citronella Plant, Citronella Geranium,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Shrub Like

Attractive hardy perennial shrub, With soft velvet, green citrus scented foliage that is said to repel mosquitos. From spring clusters of dainty mauve blossoms appear. An excellent foliage plant ideal for containers or garden beds, position where the fragrant foliage will be appreciated. Grows approx. 60-120cm tall.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Foliage Feature / Colour, Fragrant Garden, Playgrounds, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Geraniaceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate