Geranium, Rose, Pelargonium graveolens, ‘Attar of Rose’
DESCRIPTION AND CULTURE: Tender perennial grows great in the garden and on a sunny spot indoors all winter. It is a joy to caress the soft leaves and release the scent of roses with an earthy herbaceous undertone- the perfect balance of aroma! One plant harvested in the fall could fill a bushel basket since it grows so prolifically all summer long, spreading to 20” and growing 15” tall. Harvest 2/3rds of the plant before the frost and bring indoors in the winter. Do not let it get too wet, as it does not like “wet feet”, preferring dry between waterings.
PART USED: foliage
FUNCTION: Rose Geranium scent seduces us to bring it up to your nose, and it’s softness suggests to rub it on your skin.
It is the ultimate in skin care, offering astringency with a moistening quality. This is perfect for mature skin, but useful for all skin types. It has been shown to be effective as an insect deterrent, too.