Fragrant Plants


Here are some sugestions for fragrant plants:-



Madam Isaac Pereire. Pink flower.      Trained on walls and Fence

Scented rose Margaret Merril Margaret Merrii          White               Sunny position H 3ft. Flowers in summer

 Alec’s Red                               Red                  Tea Rose                                3ft 90cm

                                                                        Flowers in summer

New Dawn                               Pale pink          Climbing Rose slightly shaded 10ft 3m

                                                                        Flowers from summer to late autumn

Rosa Zephirine Drouhin           Pink                  Summer into autumn                            

                                                                       Prone to disease. Has no thorns



Erysimum cheiri                        Orange


Mrs Sinkins                              white                Flowers mid summer. Take cuttings to replace old every few years. Height 10in 25cm

 Hedychium gardnerianum          Yellow             Flowers in summer. Container plant, large.Ht 7ft 2.1m Sheltered position. Overwinter inside.

 Euphorbia mellifera                                           Honey scented. Late spring. Evergreen foliage. Hardy Ht. 6ft 1.8m

 Viola Maggie Mott’                                          Sweet perfume.  Early Summer. Take cuttings to replace old plants. Ht. 6ins 15cm.


Wisteria Sinensis                                               Flowers in early summer. Sunny wall

                                                                        Ht. 30ft 9m


Armandii                                  White               Flowers early spring. Almond scented

                                                                        Warm wall. Evergreen. Only prune if necessary Ht. 10ft 3m


Lonicera japonica ‘Halliana’      white & yellow.  Summer flowering. Ht.30ft 9m

 Trachelospermum jasminoides. White    Summer flowering. Sweet scented. Evergreen with a reddish tinge in winter. Slow growing

                                                Slightly tender protect from frost.

 Lathyrus odoratus

Sweet pea                                multi colours     Annual. Summer flowering.

                                               sow seeds early in the year                   


Mahonia x media ‘Charity’        Yellow             Flowers in Autumn/Winter lily –of-the-valley scent. Ht 15ft 4.5m

Buddleja ‘Lochinch’                 Violet-blue       Flowers from July into late September Sweet scented vanilla & chocolate. Ht 10ft 3m

                                                Prune hard in March

 Elaeagnus x ebbingei ‘Gilt Edge’         small white flowers. Autumn. Boldly variegated evergreen leaves  

                                                         Ht. 12ft 3.6m

 Choisya ternate

Mexican orange blossom          white    Flowering in late spring. Evergreen. Does well in shade. Ht 8ft 2.4m

 Mahonia aquifolium

‘Apollo’ Oregan grape              Yellow             Glossy, holy-like leaflets. Abundance of lily-of-the-valley scented yellow flowers in spring, followed by grape-like purple berries. Ht 1m spread 1.5m

 Rhododendron luteum               Golden Yellow Early Summer flowering.

                                                Leaves turn warm orange and russet shades in late autumn. Ht.12ft 3.6m

 Azara microphylla                     Yellow             Winter flowering. Vanilla-scented. Evergreen. Best in milder climate Ht 30ft. 9m

Skimmia japonica

‘Rubella’                                  Dense red buds in autumn and winter.   Spring flowering. Lily-of-the-valley scented.

                                                Males have the larges most scented white blooms. Ht 1m

Skimmia japonica                     Dense red buds in autumn and winter.   Spring flowering. Lily-of-the-valley scented.

                                                Males have the largest most scented white blooms. Ht 1m


Lavandula ‘Sawyers’                Lavender          Late summer flowering. Resinous aroma

                                                Grows best in sandy soils. Full sun  Ht 3ft 90cm           

 Rosmarinus officinalis                blue                  Spring flowering. Evergreen Ht 5ft 1.5m

 Laurus noblis                            none                 Bay Laurel. Leaves used to add flavour to stews. Can grow into a tree, but can be clipped into a standard. Ht 30ft. 9m

Thymus vulgaris                        colour?             Summer flowering. Loved by bees. Ht 6ins 15cm

Mentha spicata

Mint                                         None                Used to flavour food & Mint Tea. Can be grown in pots. Sunny position,

Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’

Bronze Fennel                          small cluster of yellow flowers. Aniseed scent. Attractive spike feathery Purple Green leaves. Ht 6 ½ ft 2m Good at the back of borders together with eryngiums or lavender.

                                                Helps to relieve flatulence, promote sleep and help nursing mothers to produce milk. However we do not know if this has been proved.


‘Chocolate Peppermint’                 minty aroma. Ht 2ft. 60cm.

Cercidiphyllum japonica                Canyfloss aroma given off by orange and yellow falling leaves in autumn.  Ht 70ft 21m

Aloysia triphylla                        none          sherbert lemon scent. Warm sunny position against a warm wall. Ht 10ft 3m


Convallaria majalis ‘Albostriata’

Lily of the Valley                       white bells        Sweet scented. Perennial creeping rhizomes. Shady position. Can cope with a dry soil but mulching with compost or leaf-mould in autumn will improve the growing conditions.


Iris graminea                             blue with stripes            Stewed plum scented. Summer flowering.  Divide clumps occasionally in spring. Ht 16ins 40cm

 Iris ‘Pauline’                             mauve                fruity scent. Winter flowering. Plant bulbs in early autumn. Ht 6ins 15cm

Galanthus ‘S Arnott

Snowdrop                                white with green tip       Honey fragrance. Late winter early spring flowering. Ht 8ins 20cm.

Freesia                                     Golden Yellow Queen of fragrance. Plant bulbs outdoors in late spring in a sheltered spot in full sun. Ht 16ins 40cm.

Crinum x powellii                      Pink                             Sweetly scented trumpet shaped flowers. Late summer flowering.  Plant in damp fertile soils. Ht 5ft 1.5m

Lilium regale                             White with yellow center           Extravagant scented trumpet shaped flower. Mid summer flowering. Likes a rich soils Ht 5ft 1.5m

Lilium longiflorum

‘White American’                     knockout perfume.

Cardiocrinum giganteum            white       Exotic trumpet shaped flowers. Very tall and will look stunning at the back of a border. Ht 10ft 3m

Narcissus papyraceuis              white       Early spring flowering. Can be planted on pots and grown indoors on a sunny window-sill. Plant them shallowly in pots Ht 14ins 35cm

Cyclamen repandum                 Pink flowers and silver-splashed leaves. Sweetly scented. Dappled shady position. Ht 4ins 10cm

Gladiolus callianthus

Gladioli                                     white with maroon (purple) center  Sweet scented. Summer – Autumn flowering.            Plant corms 4-5ins deep in spring in a sunny well drained soil. They look good planted  between grasses and herbaceous perennials. Best to lift and dry corms and store in a frost-free place until the following spring. However they can survive the winter in the driest, mildest places, but it’s agamble.

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  1. […] Fragrant PlantsGladioli white with maroon (purple) center Sweet scented. Summer Autumn flowering. Plant corms 4-5ins deep in spring in a sunny well drained soil. They look good planted between grasses and herbaceous perennials. … […]

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