Puriri Lane | Pelargonium tomentosum | Peppermint Geranium
Puriri Lane | Pelargonium tomentosum | Peppermint Geranium
Puriri Lane | Pelargonium tomentosum | Peppermint Geranium
Puriri Lane | Pelargonium tomentosum | Peppermint Geranium

Pelargonium tomentosum | Peppermint Geranium

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

This peppermint scented geranium smells amazing and has large wonderfully felted, irregularly shaped leaves.  The new growth tends to be crinkly and quite silvery grey in colour but as the leaves age, they tend to become flatter and darker in colour meaning you have a lovely contrast of colours on this plant. 

The species name ‘tomentosum’ refers to the dense and matted covering of hairs on the leaves, creating a velvety texture and silver sheen. It may be also known by the common name Penny Royal Pelargonium or simply Peppermint Pelargonium.

Due to its sprawling habit, they can be cut right down to the base in the autumn or in the spring to encourage lots of fresh growth. 

This minty aroma is said to be the best of all the mint scented geraniums. The small and dainty white flowers are borne on branched stems that have purple markings on the upper petals. The flowering period is from spring to summer - around about October to January. 

Whilst most pelargoniums enjoy full sun, the Peppermint Scented Geranium benefits from more afternoon shade than other varieties. It grows very well in semi-shaded positions.  It requires a moist, but not damp environment, with well-drained soil. It has average water needs and is somewhat tolerant of dry conditions for short periods once it is established. All soil types are suitable as long as they are free draining. Great to use on an embankment or mound in the garden - ours scramble through shaded areas of the garden, but a kept in check by hard pruning.

Leaves are excellent to use in floral work and the peppermint scent, of course, is very uplifting.

Perennial | Frost hardy to zero

Height: 80cm x 60cm Wide

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres 

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz