Friday, August 6, 2010

Atomic Snowflake the showy scented pelargonium with heavenly scent

Atomic Snowflake Scented Pelargonium / Geranium flower

Spicy geranium 'Atomic Snowflake'  aka  Scented Pelargonium "Atomic Snowflake"  has a heavenly scent mix of rose, lemon-rose and pale eucalyptus flavors.  

Atomic Snowflake Scented Pelargonium / Geranium flower and leaves


I like to touch Pelargonium's Atomic Snowflake slightly ruffled leaves with smooth leathery texture. The foliage is mid-green, rounded like the classic geranium shaped leaves, with yellow or cream variegation.

Atomic Snowflake Scented Pelargoniums leaf


Scented Pelargonium / Geranium Atomic Snowflake leaves
Scented Pelargoniums Atomic Snowflake leaves

Atomic Snowflake grows quickly and need to be trimmed to maintain it a nice shape.

Scented Pelargoniums / Geraniums Atomic Snowflake plant
Scented Pelargonium / Geranium Atomic Snowflake bonsai I was pruning my plant with a formal upright shape and now it looks like a pelargonium bonsai. This three years old plant's trunk looks very promising  for a bonsai , and after two seasons of training,  her leaves had became already smaller. 


Atomic Snowflake makes a lot of attractive clusters of small, mauve flowers which are more fragrant than leaves. Looks like I'm not the only one who likes their lavender-pink blossom.  With their eye-catching florets like small bouquets on tall stems,  offers nectar in spring, summer and fall for hummingbirds, butterflies and bees and shines bright in sunlight.

 Bee in Scented Pelargonium Atomic Snowflake flower













Why I love this plant?  Is edible, has aromatic properties, looks like a showy bonsai plant and has a heavenly scent!
How do you like it?




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