Citrosa Geranium, Mosquito Plant, Deodorizer Plant, Citronella Plant Pelargonium citrosum. Category: Annuals, Tropicals & Tender Perennials. Height: 24-36" - 36-48." Spacing: 12-15." Hardiness: USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F, USDA Zone 10a: to 30 °F, USDA Zone 10b: to 35 °F, USDA Zone 11: above 40 °F. Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade. WARNING: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Bloom Color: Violet/Lavender. Blooms repeatedly. Grown for foliage
Regardless of whether it repels mosquitoes, Brian likes this variegated scented geranium (Pelargonium citrosum) -- aka the mosquito plant. Thanks to its frosty-white-tip foliage, it shines like a beacon in the border. "The ordinary green form would disappear," Brian says. "Use variegated plants to mix things up." Plus, the plant's lemony scent offers passersby a sensory moment.