Attar of rose geraniums first achieved popularity in the Victorian era as a less costly alternative to rose blooms used to create perfume. After falling out of favor, the plant has again become popular due to its appealing foliage and fragrant scent. Attar of rose geraniums grow easily in warm climates and can prosper in a range of gardening settings, but they should be maintained in relatively dry soil to maximum the plant’s growth and scent strength.
- Scented attar of roses, extracted from the blooms of roses, was highly desired and very expensive during the Victorian era.
- Geranium attar of rose grows in full sun or partial shade, although the plant benefits from afternoon shade in hot climates.
- Gardeners in cooler climates can grow geranium attar of rose indoors, where it remains beautiful all year round.
“as fancy Victorian styles fell out of fashion, so did ruffly attar of rose geraniums”