Scented plants

Scented plants add an extra dimension to your garden. whether they have scented leaves or flowers.

Scented plants can be found throughout the season, with highly scented shrubs such as Mahonia, Viburnum bod. Dawn & Sarcococca, all flowering during winter. These should be planted near to the house so their scent can be appreciated.

Below is a list of some of the best scented plants to grow.

Shrubs – Scented Leaves

  • Caryopteris - Deciduous
  • Cistus - Evergreen
  • Eucalyptus - Evergreen
  • Laurus noblis (Bay) - Evergreen
  • Lavender - Evergreen
  • Perovskia - Deciduous
  • Rosemary - Evergreen
  • Santolina - Evergreen
  • Teucrium - Evergreen

Perennials – Scented Leaves

  • Agastache
  • Artemisia
  • Geranium
  • Monarda
  • Nepeta
  • Salvia
  • Thyme

Shrubs – Scented Flowers

  • Spring
  • Cytisus
  • Fothergilla major
  • Magnolia grandiflora
  • Osmanthus delavayi
  • Rhododendron luteum
  • Ribes
  • Skimmia
  • Syringa
  • Viburnum burkwoodii
  • Viburnum carlcephalum
  • Viburnum carlesii
  • Summer
  • Buddleja
  • Choisya
  • Cytisus battandieri
  • Lavender
  • Perovskia
  • Philadelphus
  • Roses
  • Autumn & Winter
  • Chimonanthus - Winter
  • Corylopsis - Winter
  • Daphne - Winter
  • Elaeagnus - Autumn
  • Hamamelis - Winter
  • Lonicera fragrantissima - Winter
  • Mahonia - Winter
  • Sarcococca - Winter
  • Viburnum bod. Dawn - Winter
  • Viburnum fragans - Winter
  • Perennials
  • Convallaria - (Lily of the Valley) - Spring
  • Cosmos atrosanguineus -(Chocolate Cosmos) - Summer
  • Dianthus - Spring
  • Erysimum - Spring
  • (Perennial Wallflower)
  • Euphorbia mellifera - Spring

Herbs – Scented Leaves

  • Basil - Tender
  • Bay - Evergreen
  • Chives - Evergreen
  • Dill - Tender
  • Fennel - Deciduous
  • Lavender - Evergreen
  • Marjoram - Evergreen
  • Mint - Deciduous
  • Parsley - Deciduous
  • Rosemary - Evergreen
  • Sage - Deciduous
  • Tarragon - Deciduous
  • Thyme - Evergreen

Roses – Scented Flowers

There are many varieties, both old & new, which have wonderfully scented flowers.

For further information, see our Rose list, which contains full information on the varieties we stock and how scented they are.

If you would like any help or advice, please do ask any of our friendly staff.

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