Plants for summer scent

VerdunVerdun Posts: 23,348
I try to plant as much as I can for summer scent Usually, heliotrope, regal lilies, phlox, night stocks. Any favourites for summer scent?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,055

    Nicotiana affinis, Eleagnus umbellata and angustifolia, some of the herbaceous clematis, Dianthus 'Mrs. Sinkins' How many am I allowed?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,839

    You absolutely MUST have Hesperis Matronalis (Sweet Rocket) - it casts its perfume on the air and it's so fragrant that it stops you dead in your tracks and you look around to see where it's coming from (and wonderful for attracting pollinating insects and the host plant for orange tip butterflies too) image

    It loves damp semi-shade and self-seeds image

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • jatnikapyarjatnikapyar Posts: 421

    i have a weakness for mock orange.....easy to grow too.

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    Sweet peas, especially "Cupani" summer jasmine, especially the pink one.  The yellow fowering current is very sweet smelling unlike the pink one.

    Oh and of course lots of lavender.

  • Val40Val40 Posts: 1,378

    Have a lot of mock orange J as, from one shrub given to me by my Dad many years ago, I now have about 6, most down one side where the new fence is going up.  I just love the smell and it's a lovely looking shrub too, IMO.

  • happymarionhappymarion Posts: 4,591

    Some of the scents from my roses just keep you tied to the garden.

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    Honeysuckle. Especially the one over my door.
  • m0rcem0rce Posts: 21

    baskets of trailing petunias near the front door greeet you with a lovely sweet perfume whenever you walk through.

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Oriental Lily of all colours is a must have for summer scent!

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