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Citronella is a popular choice among homeowners!  It is easy to grow and requires little maintenance.  Its citrusy fragrance and unique texture are a welcome addition in the summer.  This member of the geranium family typically grows to be 2-3 feet tall with medium green, lacy leaves.  Citronella plants make an excellent addition to the patio garden and add great texture to the landscape.  Their beautiful lavender to pink blooms make for a beautiful contrast against their green leaves!

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Deer Resistant

*Citronella ships in a tray of 72.


# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
F72CT100 Citronella 72 out of stock $0.00

Plant Details +

Botanical Pelargonium ‘citrosum’
Common Name Citronella
Size Plant Tray
Height 24-36”
Spacing 18-24”
Hardiness Zones 9 - 11
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Foliage Green
Flower Lavender
Bloomtime Late Spring – Mid Fall

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Planting Instructions: Choose a site with full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Plant in the spring, after the last frost. Dig a hole the same depth as the roots and twice as wide. Place the plant in the hole so the top of the roots are at soil level. Fill in the hole with soil to the soil surface. Water thoroughly. Water every few days or when the top inch of soil dries out. Do not overwater. Fertilizer: A slow-release fertilizer, such as a 5-10-5 may be added to the soil at the time of planting. If you choose to add fertilizer, follow the instructions on the fertilizer package. Pruning: Prune regularly for shape.

Pests or Diseases: Citronella generally experience minimal issues with pests or disease. Deer resistant.