It is a tender evergreen perennial which needs protection over winter and grow like crazy in direct sunlight. It has a vigorous upright growing habit with bushy branches, similar with most lemon-rose scented pelargoniums, thus our plant is shaped in a columnar style.
|Pelargonium Charity - the stem grows columnar with bushy branches|
Pelargonium "Charity" is another plant from our collection which was awarded with "Award of Garden Merit (AGM)", being recommended to grow by Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) (like Pelargonium Frank Headley).
|Pelargonium Charity variegated leaves|
The leaves are deeply lobed, hairy, with a soft texture and at any touch it is released a powerful smell of citrus with rose notes. I like to use them to decorate my dishes and to add flavor in cooking , especially in deserts: ice-cream, scented sugar, poached fruits or herbal ice-tea.
|Pelargonium Charity flowers|
Scented Pelargonium "Charity" is known also as Lemon-rose Geranium "Charity". The flowers are typical for lemon-rose varieties of scented pelargoniums, growing in clusters of 5-7 small lavender-pink flowers with darker markings on the upper petals.
|Pelargonium Charity flowers and leaves in sunlight|
It is a prolific bloomer, has a dense foliage and once the plant is aging, the stems became woody.
The contrast between the color of the leaves and the flowers looks really stunning in the sunlight - even the bear is amazed by it ;-).
|Pelargonium Charity woody stem|