Scented Plants

This page lists the scented plants that are featured in articles I have written for pumpkinbeth.com  Some plants on this list are more fragrant than others, the fragrances these various plants produce differ rather delightfully!  Click on each plant for more information and links to every article where the plant is featured.  This list features both tender and hardy scented plants.

If you would prefer to see a list of scented plants that are grown in outdoor gardens, please click here.

If you would prefer to see a list of scented orchids, please click here.

Click on each plant to find articles in which the plant is mentioned.

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Aerangis biloba is a small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Africa, where this plant grows on the branches of trees that grow in humid forests and woodlands. Before I grew Aerangis biloba myself, I was previously under the impression that Aerangis biloba…

Aerangis calantha is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species that can be found growing in a variety of locations including: the Congo, Africa, Angola, and Uganda.  Before humans encroached into and altered the landscape of this orchid’s natural habitat and environment, Aerangis calantha could to be found growing…

Aerangis citrata is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar, where plants from this orchid species can very occasionally be found growing upon trees, in areas of evergreen forest.  Sadly Aerangis citrata has been over collected in the wild, as a response to…

Aerangis fastuosa can be found in the eastern and central Madagascar highlands, between 900 and 1750m.  This miniature, epiphytic orchid species grows in a number of different natural habitats, from humid, evergreen forests, to mountain and coastal forests, where it flowers from July to December each…

Aerangis fuscata is a miniature sized epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar, where this orchid grows on the twiggy, moss and lichen coated branches of large shrubs and small trees, in rainforest and forested areas.  Aerangis fuscata can be found growing in both…

Aerangis kirkii is a miniature to small sized, epiphytic orchid species, that originates from South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Mozambique, where plants can be found growing upon both trees and shrubs in forested areas. Aerangis kirkii is a warm growing orchid species, that requires filtered,…

Aerangis luteo-alba var. rhodosticta is a miniature epiphytic orchid species from Kenya and Africa.  Aerangis luteo-alba var. rhodosticta produces attractive white, crystalline, slightly fragrant flowers, which have a bright orange-red column, or centre. Aerangis luteo-alba var. rhodosticta enjoys warm, humid conditions, and bright, filtered, indirect…

Aerangis modesta is a small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar, where this orchid can be found growing upon trees, in forested areas.  You might not look twice at this plant when it’s not in bloom, but Aerangis modesta is so very beautiful…

Aerangis somalensis is a small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing in different areas.  Aerangis somalensis plants grow in both dry areas of woodland, as well as near streams in Africa, namely in Somalia, which is where the second part of this orchid…

Aeranthes arachnites is a small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which originates from Madagascar and the Island of Reunion.  I have found that Aeranthes arachnites enjoys fairly bright, filtered, indirect light, warm temperatures, good air circulation, and high humidity.  Aeranthes arachnites produces delicately fragrant flowers, which…

Allium is a large genus of flowering plants, it features hundreds of Allium species and many hybrids.  Onions, chives, garlic, and leeks are all part of the Allium family, as are many other plants, which are grown for their decorative flowers and seed heads. Many…

Angelica archangelica is a simply divine garden plant!  I love the zingy green colour tone of this biennial’s flowers and seeds, their fresh colouring and the plant’s tall, architectural, and statuesque appearance is of great value in the garden. Angelica archangelica favours moist, well drained…

Angraecum bancoense is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing on trees, in very humid rainforests, in various parts of Africa.  This pretty miniature orchid species is often seen growing upon deciduous trees, which are growing near ponds or waterfalls, in rainforest…

Angraecum distichum is a miniature sized, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing upon trees and plants in a shaded locations within rainforest areas.  This orchid species can be discovered growing upon trees, which are found growing over a wide range of tropical locations,…

Angraecum elephantinum is a small to miniature sized, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Eastern Madagascar. Angraecum elephantinum produces very large, white, star-shaped flowers, which release their fragrance during the evenings to attract the species of moth which pollinate their blooms.  The flowers of Angraecum elephantinum are…

Angraecum equitans can be found growing in Madagascar, in humid, highland forests.  This epiphytic orchid species grows in full sun, on the outer branches of trees. Angraecum equitans flowers in spring and summer, its flowers are large, white, and fragrant in the evening. This Angraecum equitans specimen is…

Angraecum pyriforme is an epiphytic miniature orchid species that originates from mainland Africa, where this miniature orchid can be found growing upon trees in areas of moist, humid forest.  The number of locations where plants of Angraecum pyriforme can be found growing includes the Ivory Coast…

Brachypeza semiteretifolia is an epiphytic, miniature orchid species that originates from Vietnam, where this plant can be found growing on the branches of evergreen trees, in lowland forests. Brachypeza semiteretifolia doesn’t have a set flowering time, this miniature orchid can flower at any time of year.…

If you love butterflies, bees, hoverflies, and other pollinating insects, then you’ll love growing Buddleja davidii, as this shrub is a magnet to these wonderful creatures!  If you’ve not grown Buddleja before, this vigorous shrub is perhaps easier to care for and taller growing than you…

Bulbophyllum ambrosia is a miniature orchid species that grows as a lithophyte, on rocks and stones, and as an epiphyte, on trees.  This miniature orchid species originates from China, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. Bulbophyllum ambrosia grows happily both as a potted specimen in a free draining,…

Chiloschista lunifera is a epiphytic orchid species, which grows on trees, in areas of deciduous and semi deciduous forest in Myanmar, India, Assam, and the Himalayas.  Chiloschista lunifera is a small, naturally leafless orchid species, which produces striking, dark red-maroon flowers, which are outlined in…

Chiloschista parishii is a species of miniature, epiphytic, leafless orchid, which originates from Thailand, India, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Himalayas, where it can be found growing on trees in forests and woodlands. Chiloschista parishii flourishes when grown under bright, filtered light, in a warm environment,…

Chimonanthus praecox ‘Grandiflorus’ is a deciduous shrub, which grows to 2.5 – 4m (8 – 13ft) in height and to around 1 – 2m (3 – 6ft) in width. Chimonanthus praecox ‘Grandiflorus’ is usually hardy to withstand winter temperatures as low as -10 to –…

Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ is an erect, upright shrub that produces pretty, pink, tubular flowers from January to April each year. Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ is a slow growing shrub, that grows best in a sheltered position.  It resents any kind of disturbance and is best left…

Dianthus ‘Tequila Sunrise’ is part a new series of perennial pinks that have been developed over seven years of breeding by Whetman Pinks.  Christened the Cocktails Series, each cultivar is named after a celebratory drink, this one being ‘Tequila Sunrise’.  Hardy, drought-tolerant and easy to…

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