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Pelargonium 'citrosum'

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Scientific name  Pelargonium 'citrosum'
Rank  Cultivar
Higher classification  Geraniums
Pelargonium 'citrosum' Mosquito Plant Pelargonium Citrosum The Citrosa Plant
Similar  Geraniums, Spartina bakeri, Pelargonium crispum, Canna virus, Humata

Pelargonium 'citrosum' (often sold by the invalid binomial name Pelargonium citrosum) is a perennial subshrub with fragrant leaves that are reminiscent of citronella.

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Pelargonium 'citrosum' is marketed as "mosquito plant" or "citrosa geranium" in stores in the United States and Canada, even though research indicates the plant is ineffective against Aedes aegypti mosquitos. "Not only was the plant ineffective at protecting humans against Aedes mosquito bites, the mosquitoes were seen landing and resting on the citrosa plant on a regular basis."

Pelargonium 'citrosum' Pelargonium citrosum Geranium Citronella or Scented from

It is claimed that Pelargonium 'Citriodorum' may be a genetic bonding of the African geranium with genes from cymbopogon grass, but that claim has also been proven false.

Pelargonium 'citrosum' Scented Geranium Pelargonium citrosum 39Van Leenii39

The citronella geranium is not to be confused with others that are also called "mosquito plant", nor with the group of plants also known as citronella grass, or with Citronella mucronata (Chilean Citronella).

Pelargonium 'citrosum' Pelargonium Citrosum Vanleenii Common Name Mossie Buster 175mm

Pelargonium 'citrosum' is hardy to USDA Zone 10-11.

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References

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