Scented Plants Not to be Sniffed At

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Scent and Scented Plant League Tables

 

What is your favourite smell in the garden? Crushed herbs of Rosemary and Lavender or newly cut grass perhaps. Well by the end of June we will publish a list of the most popular varieties of scented flowers. Here are some of the best plants with scent that we will track down to individual types and varieties in a league table of popularity. What will be in your premiership selection? We will try include your favourite aromatic or powerfully pungent plant in the league tables.

 

Some Contenders

 

 

Lilac

Violets

 

Night Scented Stock

Freesia

 

Lily

Mahonia

 

Hyacinth

Buddleia

 

Rose

Antirrhinum

 

Nicotiana

Carnation

 

Phlox

Alyssum

 

Sweet Pea

Honeysuckle

 

Wallflower

Jasmine

 

Viburnum

 

Dianthus

 

 

Quick Tips for a Fragrant Garden

 

  • Try provide shelter from wind, the stiller the better to appreciate some delicate scents
  • Look for plants with bits of Latin in there names, like Odoratus, Citriodorus, Fragrantis, Moschatus or Suavis, which mean sweet smelling in one way or another
  • Pungens implies a strong scent (but not always pleasant)
  • Use raised beds to be able to smell delicate flowers
  • Sniff out your plants at the nursery or get cuttings from friends who’s plants have impressed you
  • For Roses start with the ‘Old Fashioned’ varieties

 


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