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Favourite fragrant flowers? What’s yours? 😃

fizzylizfizzyliz Posts: 390
I walked past a lovely rose bush and it smelled beautiful! Decided I’d like some fragrant flowers, plants, bushes, for my garden! Any recommendations? 😃 thank you!


  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,717
    Blue. For you
  • CharlotteFCharlotteF Posts: 337
    Whatever nice-smelling thing is in front of my nose each day! Currently sweet peas and rosemary (I know it's not a floral smell but I have it where it is brushed often and it's lovely). Honeysuckle. Scented pelargoniums. Sarcococca for winter.
  • CharlotteFCharlotteF Posts: 337
    Ooh, fragrant narcissi in spring. Particularly lovely actaea and lieke in my garden.
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,346
    My favourite scents through the year are wallflowers (Erysimum cheiri), jonqilla daffodils (especially 'Sweetness') and pheasant's eye daffodils (Narcissus poeticus), Daphnes, Dianthus, Trachelosoermum jasminoides (absolutely fantastic at the moment), lilies, Sarcococca and Chimonanthes. I don't have any Rhodondendron luteum or Lonicera fragrantissima but I love the scent of both.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,331
    Dark purple or magenta petunias have a wonderful clove scent. Bog standard Jasmine is good too.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,312
    Nicotiana sylvestris has an exquisite scent on summer evenings.
    Gertrude Jekyll rose
    Trachelospermum jasminoides

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • AthelasAthelas Posts: 939
    Another big vote for Trachelospermum jasminoides

    Choisya Scented Gem
    Wollerton Old Hall (a climbing rose)
    Cambridgeshire, UK
  • MopaniMopani Posts: 25
    narcissus ‘Falconet’
    rose ‘Cornelia’
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    I'll add Night phlox (Zaluzianskya ovata) and night-scented stock (Matthiola bicornis) as being amongst my all-time favourites.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,983
    My most fragrant are roses. Aromatic foliage is good too.
    I like wall flowers - they are good value plants on lots of levels. Hesperis.
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