I’m sure I’ve mentioned before how I love scented leaf pelargoniums, especially at this time of year when botrytis rules in the greenhouse, and there always seems to be a constant battle with it. Brushing against the leaves, of a scented pelargonium, or even just picking one up in its pot, releases the scent of summer.
|Scented Pelargonium "Copthorne"|
The scented Pelargonium "Copthorne", is a favourite of mine. It has beautifully marked large pink flowers and looks really good in a large pot on the patio,. I try to keep one going in a large pot in the greenhouse over the winter. I cut it back in the autumn, taking a few cutting at the same time. Now the days are beginning, ever so slightly, to lengthen, I can see that Pelargonium "Copthorne" is beginning to put on some new growth.
The leaves are tri-lobed with a scent of cedar wood, but not strongly so. I love it for the large pink and well marked flowers. Pelargonium "Copthorne" is a cross between the Regal “Aztec” and an “Oak leaf pelargonium, was raised by Annie Popperwell . Thorpe nursery introduced Copthorne in 1985.