Growing Citronella as a Mosquito Repellent - which type?

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  1. Common

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    I've been interested in growing some citronella along with some other plants as a mosquito repellent - but in my Googling have across two different looking types:
    • Cymbopogon citratus - a grass looking type
    • Pelargonium citrosum - a leafy shrub type (I wasn't familiar with this one?)
    Anyone have any information/first hand experience on which type they prefer - and if planting as a mosquito repellent is even effective?
     
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    The type that will work best in Australia is the pelagoniam which tolerates drier soil.
     
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