Scented geraniums are typically grown for their aromatic leaves. The foliage of scented geraniums delights the senses with fragrances of fruits, flowers, spices, or even chocolate. As such, scented geraniums have been a favorite in herb and indoor gardens since Victorian times. Just brush against their tactile leaves (which can be fuzzy or smooth), to release their strong aroma.
Whether you are growing your scented geranium in a container or in your garden, be aware that many cultivars of pelargonium are considered toxic1 to most pets—particularly small pets like cats and rabbits. Also, the leaves (which contain geraniol and linalool, both major constituents of essential oils) are mildly toxic 2 to humans.