I know I've said it before, and I am sure to say it again but - there is nothing like walking into the greenhouse during the cold winter months and brushing past the scented leaf pelargoniums. They might not have flowers - in fact they shouldn't have really at this time of year, (I always have some, but take care to remove them before they become mouldy with botrytis), but they disperse a really lovely summery scent into the air.
Bode's Peppermint has a pretty pale lilac flower with strong feathered markings on the top two petals.
The leaves are deeply cut and have a strong scent. Also known as Bode's Peppermint Rose, the plant is a species cross between 'Old Fashioned Rose' and 'Pungent Peppermint' and was introduced by Fred Bode in the USA in 1955.
I have to admit, I don't have Bode's Peppermint, and my photograph was taken at the National Collection of Pelargoniums held at Fibrex Nursery in Warwickshire.