Anyone else think geraniums have a disgusting smell? Maybe not as
bad as a flowering carrion plant, but nauseating. I've got some that
were over-wintered in the garage, still in last year's pots, but the
odor is keeping me from potting them up in fresh potting mix. I was
partly hoping the stinking plants would die, but they are sprouting
new growth. I can't get anyone to pot them up for me, so if I can
not find a way to reduce the odor (while potting them up) they will be
on the way to be composted.
I have come across a number of cultivars that had very different smells.
Some like peppermint were quite loverly, I could just run my hands over them
for hours. If you don't like them why grow them?
There are hundreds of species and probably millions of hybrids and
cultivars. Many are grown for their fragrance and essential oils by the
The smells range from roses, mint, citrus,and spices to creosote and
other less pleasant ones. I don't find any of them "disgusting" but if
you do I suggest you avoid them.
I'm assuming that you mean Pelargonium and not Geranium since Geraniums
don't have any noticeably strong smell
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