|Geranium Snowflake in a form of a column with rose-scented foliage|
I like to spend time shaping and pruning them ... not sure because their appearance or just to be surrounded by their scents (the scent is more powerful when you cut / crush a leaf and/or a branch).
Most of them have bushy allure, but the citrus scented geraniums: "Prince of Orange" and "Frensham Lemon" varieties are growing naturally in form of a column.
|Lemon Scented Geranium with the stems growing in a form of columns|
|"Scented Geranium "Frensham Lemon" - the stem is growing in the form of a column"|
|Rose-Scented Geranium - with a columnar habit|
Only if you get around them you'll understand my passion for them.
Some of the Rose-scented varieties as Skeleton Rose, Atomic Snowflake or Rober's Lemon Rose presents also a columnar form, with robust, upright habit, but their branches usually wouldn't follow the same columnar form of the main stem and tend to create bushy plants. You should trim them regularly because are fast growing plants (and soon you'll have fresh scented leaves to use for yourself anytime).
|Geranium Atomic Snowflake - the stem grows columnar with bushy branches|
Anyhow, all of them: rose, lemon, orange or lemon - rose scented geraniums might be trained as bonsai or accent plant despite their relative short period of life. These magnificent plants are living only few years (10-15 in perfect condition), and with little efforts you will make them a great attraction to your house & garden. During the winter you should protect them by winter-frost and be aware that many of them became dormant for some months. Everybody needs some sleep, right ?!
|Rose- Scented Geranium with branches in the form of columns|
Your senses will be delighted for the entire year by their look and smell and when the blooming period will begin ... you'll fall in love forever ... then remember you've learn that from Scented Leaf :-)