GERANIUM "DAVID AUSTIN"
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Green Chapel Farms Specializes in Fragrant/Aromatic plants, flowers and medicinals. We can honestly say that this Pelargonium-type geranium is the most profoundly fragrant specimen we have ever encountered, and the only one we offer.
Named in honor of David C H Austin.
A Man who has dedicated 50 years to the development of the very finest English Roses. Our personal favorite Austin Rose is "Sharifa Asma" The unparallelled fragrance is like fruit, wine, and Damask Rose.
Gently brushing against the plants on the windowsill or garden walk releases an incredible rose scent that encourages one to breathe deeply. Pelargoniums should be placed in a well draining soil in a location where they will be shaded from scorching afternoon sun. Liberal pruning will encourage dense growth. The plants benefit from an occasional feeding with fish emulsion or other fertilizer. There is a tendency to over water pelargoniums, check potted plants daily during the summer and water only when the soil is dry. Scented pelargoniums are more than delightful ornamentals. Their leaves can be dried and used in potpourris or placed in sachets.
Pound cake made with rose scented pelargonium leaves is a classic. To do this, place leaves in the bottom of your prepared cake pan and pour the batter over the leaves, then bake as usual. For a more earthy appearance and stronger flavor grind 6 leaves with each cup of sugar in your pound cake recipe and then prepare are usual, without placing leaves in the bottom of the pan. Some herbal cooks keep a canister of rose pelargonium scented sugar on the counter to use in desserts.