Are there any Dahlias with a perfume

MuddyForkMuddyFork Posts: 375

Having been around my garden admiring my dahlias I realised that not one of the 17 odd varieties seems to have a perfume.  Are there any fragant varieties?

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  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Not as far as I know.

  • Hello MuddyFork,

    There is some breeding of scented dahlias going on. I've come across 'Hy Scent' and 'Honka'. It's definitely more common for them not to be fragranced. It would be interesting to hear from anyone who is growing a fragranced one.

    Emma

    gardenersworld.com team

  • MuddyForkMuddyFork Posts: 375

    It would be 'the icing on the cake' if not only do they look fantastic but also smelt wonderful

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Just found this

    http://www.jrg-dahlias.co.uk/dahlias_with_sent.htm

    don't find them that attractive

  • MuddyForkMuddyFork Posts: 375

    They do look a little sparse, thanks for the link

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,742

    But don't you find that dahlias smell of 'dahlia' ?  I love that smell - it reminds me of warm and mellow autumn days.

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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