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Do all hardy geraniums have that horrible smell when you touch them? Can you get any that don't??


  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 6,968

    Never noticed a smell from hardy geraniums.  I don't like the smell of pelargoniums though, some people over winter them in the house.  Couldn't do that the smell is horrible.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,267

    You may be thinking of herb Robert, one of our native Geraniums, which does stink.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,309

    I hate those too Yvie  image

    Do you mean pine toilet cleaner Verd? image

    Never had a cultivated geranium wihch smells of anything...

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • The Macrorrhizum ones have scented leaves,strong, but I quite like it.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,819

    I am with you on that scent Buttercupdays but I realise it is a 'marmite' type smell i.e. you either like it or hate it.

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