Scented Plants

This page lists the scented plants that are featured throughout my website.  Some plants are more fragrant than others, and their fragrances differ delightfully, click on each plant for more information.

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

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Aerangis biloba is a small, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Africa, where it grows on trees that grow in forests and woodlands. Aerangis biloba enjoys warm temperatures and high humidity.  This small orchid produces up to twenty, fragrant, beautiful white flowers on pendent racemes.

Aerangis citrata is a miniature, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar, where it can be found growing in evergreen forests. Aerangis citrata grows well in a humid environment.  This miniature orchid species produces a pendant, flower stem, which features up to thirty, small, fragrant, white flowers. To go straight to the update when … Continue Reading →

Aerangis fastuosa is 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 year. Aerangis fastuosa produces white flowers, which are very large in comparison … Continue Reading →

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 light. For more detailed information about the care and preferred … Continue Reading →

Aerangis modesta is a small, epiphytic orchid species, which is endemic to Madagascar. This small sized orchid is quite a bit larger than most of the other orchid species that feature inside my terrariums and on this planting list.  You would need a fairly large terrarium to be able to accommodate this orchid.  Aerangis modesta … Continue Reading →

Aerangis somalensis is a small sized, epiphytic orchid species, which can be found growing in different areas – in dry areas of woodland, as well as near streams in Africa, namely in Somalia, which is where the second part of this orchid species’ name – the specific epithet derives from, but Aerangis somalensis can also … Continue Reading →

Aeranthes arachnites is a small sized, epiphytic orchid species that originates from Madagascar and the Island of Reunion Aeranthes arachnites enjoys fairly bright, filtered light, warm temperatures, good air circulation, and high humidity.  Aeranthes arachnites produces fragrant flowers, which are borne on long, pendent flowering stems.   To head straight to the trial update that … Continue Reading →

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 Allium flowers are known to be popular with bees, butterflies, … Continue Reading →

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 soils, though please don’t give up hope if you have … Continue Reading →

Angraecum bancoense is a species of miniature, epiphytic orchid that 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 growing near ponds or waterfalls, in rainforests or reserves and mountainous forests. Angraecum bancoense is very similar at … Continue Reading →

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 so large, that they are often almost as big as … Continue Reading →

Angraecum equitans can be found 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 growing inside my Miniature Orchid BiOrbAir terrarium, you can see how … Continue Reading →

Brachypeza semiteretifolia is an epiphytic miniature orchid species that originates from Vietnam, where it 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.  Brachypeza semiteretifolia produces attractive white, crystalline flowers, which produce a delightfully … Continue Reading →

Bulbophyllum ambrosia is a lithophyte, and an epiphytic miniature orchid, which originates from China, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. Bulbophyllum ambrosia and grows well, both as a potted specimen or mounted onto cork bark or tree fern.  Bulbophyllum ambrosia grows well in warm conditions, with bright, filtered light and good air circulation.  The blooms that Bulbophyllum ambrosia … Continue Reading →

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.  Chilochista lunifera is a small, naturally leafless orchid species, which produces striking, dark red-maroon flowers, which are outlined in a vibrant lime-yellow colour. To grow at its best, Chiloschista … Continue Reading →

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, in an atmosphere with high humidity, where the plant will … Continue Reading →

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 unpruned.

Dinema polybulbon is a miniature, epiphytic and lithophytic orchid, which originates from Cuba, Mexico, and Nicaragua, where it grows in humid forests. Dinema polybulbon produces beautiful, large and fragrant flowers.

Haraella retrocalla is a miniature, epiphytic orchid, which originates from Taiwan, where it can be found growing in forests, at elevations ranging from 1000m to 2200m. Haraella retrocalla is a sequential blooming orchid, which can be almost always in bloom – making this plant an attractive acquisition if you’re looking to purchase a miniature orchid. The … Continue Reading →

Heliotrope, or Heliotropium, as is its official botanical name, are a larger group of flowering plants than you might perhaps expect, consisting of tender annuals and perennials, shrubs and sub shrubs. Heliotropes are usually thought of as flowering plants with dark purple flowers.  But Heliotropes can also be white flowered, and many different tones and … Continue Reading →

Heliotropium arborescens ‘Midnight Sky’, commonly known as Heliotrope ‘Midnight Sky’, is a tender perennial which grows well in a partially shaded spot or in full sun.  Heliotrope ‘Midnight Sky’ grows well in containers or in beds and borders. Heliotrope ‘Midnight Sky’ produces dark purple flowers which have a fragrance akin to that of a freshly … Continue Reading →

Hostas are a genus of very hardy, herbaceous perennials, which flourish when planted in moisture retentive soil, in light shade, to quite shaded conditions. Hostas are flowering plants.  Depending on the cultivar, Hostas flower from spring to late summertime, producing spikes of flowers, many of which are fragrant.  Hosta flowers may be white, pink, lilac, … Continue Reading →

Hyacinths are divinely fragrant bulbous plants that favour moist, but well drained soils and thrive when planted in a sunny or partially shaded spot.  If you’d like to grow hyacinths in your garden, you’ll find an array of Hyacinth cultivars available that produce pretty pastel toned flowers, as well as cultivars that produce vibrant, darker … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Aphrodite’, is more commonly known as Sweet Pea ‘Aphrodite’.  This annual climber was introduced by Unwins in 2011. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Aphrodite’ is a vigorous Sweet Pea, that produces a large number of white blooms on each of its stems. You can read about how Lathyrus odoratus ‘Aphrodite’ performed in my 2016 Sweet Pea … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Betty Maiden’ is a Spencer Sweet Pea.  Its particular colouration is known as a blue stripe on a white ground – this Sweet Pea’s ivory coloured petals feature purple-blue veining and a purple-blue picotee edge. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Betty Maiden’ was raised by Andrew Beane, this cultivar was introduced by Matthewman in 2008.

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Frances Kate’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Frances Kate’.  This attractive sweet pea was raised and introduced by Roger Parsons in 2011.  Roger named this lovely sweet pea for his daughter, Frances Kate. The flowers of Lathyrus odoratus ‘Frances Kate’ feature a deep blue stripe on a white ground. You can … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Gwendoline’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Gwendoline’.  This is a very popular variety of Sweet Pea, the flowers that this cultivar produces are a very pretty, rose pink on a white ground. If you want to see how floriferous Lathyrus odoratus ‘Gwendoline’ is you can see how well this cultivar … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Ida King’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Ida King’.  This sweet pea cultivar produces pretty, lavender-pink coloured flowers. You can read of how Lathyrus odoratus ‘Ida King’ performs in my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, by clicking here.

Lathyrus odoratus ‘John Gray’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘John Gray’.  This sweet pea cultivar was raised and introduced by Roger Parsons in 2009.  Lathyrus odoratus ‘John Gray’ produces very pretty pink flowers on a white ground. Lathyrus odoratus ‘John Gray’ is a beautiful sweet pea, that’s excellent to grow for showing, … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Judith Wilkinson’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Judith Wilkinson’.  This is a vibrantly coloured sweet pea, which was raised by Bill Truslove, and introduced by Roger Parsons in 2008. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Judith Wilkinson’ produces deep, carmine pink flowers, which are ideal for showing, cutting, or garden decoration. You can see … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Just Julia’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Just Julia’.  This is a pretty sweet pea cultivar, which was raised and introduced by Roger Parsons in 2011. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Just Julia’ produces very large and beautiful flowers in a mid-blue tone. You can read of how Lathyrus odoratus ‘Just Julia’ performs … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Naomi Nazareth’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Naomi Nazareth’.  This is a very reliable sweet pea, that produces pretty, pale blue coloured, scented flowers. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Naomi Nazareth’ was raised and introduced by Roger Parsons in 2009.  This super Sweet Pea produces beautiful, long stemmed flowers that are ideal for … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Pip’s Cornish Cream’, is more usually referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Pip’s Cornish Cream’.  This is a reliably floriferous sweet pea, that produces beautiful, cream coloured flowers. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Pip’s Cornish Cream’ really is a super Sweet Pea to grow; I would highly recommend Lathyrus odoratus ‘Pip’s Cornish Cream’ for exhibition, for cutting, … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Queen of Hearts’ is a Spencer Sweet Pea, its particular colouration is known as a pink stripe on a white ground – this Sweet Pea’s ivory coloured petals feature a pretty pink picotee edge and pink coloured veins. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Queen of Hearts’ was raised by Roy Tullett, this Sweet Pea cultivar was … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ’Susan Burgess’, is more usually referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Susan Burgess’.  This sweet pea cultivar produces flowers which are a beautiful, warm blush pink colour, the flowers enrich to salmon pink if grown under glass. I enjoy growing this Sweet Pea.  I find that the weather and temperature affect the colour of … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘White Frills’ is a Spencer Sweet Pea cultivar, which produces large, white, frilly flowers. Lathyrus odoratus ‘White Frills’ was raised by Bill Truslove.  

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Windsor’, is more usually referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Windsor’.  This is one of the best maroon Sweet Peas that you’ll find. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Windsor’ is an annual climber, that produces very dark maroon coloured flowers. You can read about how Lathyrus odoratus ‘Windsor’ performed in my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, by clicking … Continue Reading →

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Lavenite Petite’ is a petite lavender with grey foliage and purple flowers from New Zealand.        Lavandula angustifolia ‘Lavenite Petite’ has a naturally compact habit, growing up to 35cm in height.

Lavandula angustifolia Little Lottie = ‘Clarmo’ is a small sized lavender cultivar which grows to about 40cm in height.  Lavandula angustifolia Little Lottie = ‘Clarmo’ produces grey green foliage and pretty, pale pink flowers, which are attractive to bees and butterflies.

Lavandula angustifolia ’Purity’ is a small sized lavender, which grows up to 40cm in height.  Lavandula angustifolia ’Purity’ features greyish green foliage and pure white flowers.  This lavender flowers in June and July, when it produces white, fragrant flowers, which are an attractive food source for bees and butterflies.  

Plants from the genus Lavandula, are usually referred to as lavenders.  Lavandula features over forty species and hundreds of cultivars, each with their own special differences.  You’ll find white, pink, purple, and blue flowered lavenders, with plants bearing flowers of every shade of these tones, and each colour in between! Lavender thrives when planted in … Continue Reading →

Leptotes bicolor is a miniature epiphytic orchid species which originates from Brazil and Paraguay, where this miniature orchid enjoys warm temperatures and humid conditions. Leptotes bicolor produces beautiful, white, fragrant flowers, which are enhanced with a vibrant shade of pink.  The seed pods of Leptotes bicolor can be used like vanilla to flavour foods and drinks. … Continue Reading →

Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ is a winter flowering honeysuckle, that produces scented, cream coloured flowers during mild periods, from December to March each year.  Lonicera x purpusii ‘Winter Beauty’ grows well in full sun to partial shade, in any moist, well-drained soil.

Narcissus ‘Avalanche’ is a tazetta daffodil cultivar, from Division 8 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System.  Narcissus ‘Avalanche’ produces up to fifteen flower heads per stem, displaying pretty, scented flowers that feature white petals and lemon yellow cups. In the UK, Narcissus ‘Avalanche’ usually blooms during March and April.

Narcissus ‘Baby Moon’ is a jonquil daffodil cultivar, from Division 7 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. Narcissus ‘Baby Moon’ is a dear little daffodil that produces multiple, fragrant, yellow flowers.  In the UK, Narcissus ‘Baby Moon’ usually flowers during April and May.    

Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’ is a double daffodil from division 4 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System.  Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’ produces fragrant, cream coloured, double flowers that have orange at their centre. In the UK, Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’ usually flowers during March and April.

Narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’ is a double daffodil cultivar from Division 4 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. In the UK, Narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’ usually flowers during late March and April.  Each flowering stem that Narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’ produces, features three to four, creamy yellow, scented, double flowers with orange at their centre.

Narcissus ‘Geranium’ is a tazetta daffodil cultivar, from Division 8 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. Narcissus ‘Geranium’ produces up to six, scented flowers per flowering stem, the flowers feature white perianths and vibrant orange cups. In the UK, Narcissus ‘Geranium’ usually flowers during April.

Narcissus ‘Golden Dawn is a tazetta daffodil cultivar, from Division 8 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. Each Narcissus ‘Golden Dawn’ flowering stem produces up to five, fragrant flowers, which feature yellow perianths and orange cups. In the UK, Narcissus ‘Golden Dawn’ usually flowers during the middle March and into April.

Narcissus ‘Grand Primo’ is a tazetta daffodil cultivar from Division 8 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. Each Narcissus ‘Grand Primo’ flowering stem produces clusters of scented flowers, which feature white perianths and lemon yellow cups. In the UK, Narcissus ‘grand Primo’ usually flowers during March and April.

Narcissus ‘Grand Soleil d’Or’ is a tazetta daffodil cultivar, from Division 8 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System.  In the UK, Narcissus ‘Grand Soleil d’Or’ flowers from March to April in the garden, forced bulbs flower much earlier. Narcissus ‘Grand Soleil d’Or’ is a multi flowered, scented daffodil, which has yellow petals and … Continue Reading →

Narcissus ‘Hawera’ is a triandrus daffodil cultivar from Division 5 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. Narcissus ‘Hawera’ produces a number of flowering stems, each flowering stem produces up to five, scented, yellow flowers with reflexed perianth segments. In the UK, Narcissus ‘Hawera’ usually flowers during April and May.

Narcissus ‘Hillstar’ is a jonquil daffodil cultivar, from Division 7 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Classification System. Each Narcissus ‘Hillstar’ flowering stem produces two to three scented flowers, that open with a bright yellow colour, and fade to white as the flower ages.  The flower colour fades from yellow to white from the daffodil’s trumpet … Continue Reading →

Narcissus ‘Martinette’ is a tazetta daffodil cultivar from Division 8 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. Each Narcissus ‘Martinette’ flowering stem produces four to five fragrant flowers, which feature bright yellow perianths and orange cups. In the UK, Narcissus ‘Martinette’ usually flowers during March and April.

Narcissus ‘Prom Dance’ is a daffodil cultivar from Division 11a of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Classification System. Each Narcissus ‘Prom Dance’ flowering stem produces two to three, scented lemon coloured flowers. In the UK, Narcissus ‘Prom Dance’ usually flowers during April.

Narcissus ‘Pueblo’ is a jonquil daffodil cultivar, from Division 7 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. Each of the flowering stems produced by Narcissus ‘Pueblo’ feature up to three flowers.  The flowers open with soft, lemon yellow cups with soft white perianths, the whole flower then fades to soft white as it ages. In … Continue Reading →

Narcissus ‘Silver Chimes’ is a tazetta daffodil cultivar, from Division 8 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. Each flowering stem that Narcissus ‘Silver Chimes’ produces, featured five to seven scented flowers with white perianths and very pale, soft lemon coloured cups. In the UK, Narcissus ‘Silver Chimes’ usually flowers during April.

Narcissus ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ is a double daffodil cultivar from Division 4 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. Each flower stem produced by Narcissus ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ produces up to four, fragrant, creamy white, double flowers that have orange at their centre. In the UK, Narcissus ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ usually flowers during April.

Narcissus ‘White Lion’ is a double flowered daffodil cultivar, from Division 4 of the RHS Daffodil Classification System. Narcissus ‘White Lion’ produces white frilly, double flowers, which feature an amalgamation of white coloured petals and yellow orange coloured trumpet interspersed with each other at the flower’s centre.  

Narcissus ‘Yellow Cheerfulness’ is a double daffodil cultivar from Division 4 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. Each flowering stem that Narcissus ‘Yellow Cheerfulness’ produces features up to four, fragrant, golden-yellow, double flowers. In the UK, Narcissus ‘Yellow Cheerfulness’ usually flowers during April.

Narcissus canaliculatus is a tazetta daffodil cultivar from Division 8 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. Narcissus canaliculatus is a small daffodil species, which produces multi-flowered stems, each with three to four scented flowers that feature white perianths and yellow cups. Narcissus canaliculatus usually flowers during late March to April in the UK.

Narcissus ‘Sweetness’ is a jonquil daffodil cultivar, from Division 7 of the RHS Daffodil Classification System.  Narcissus ‘Sweetness’ produces one, occasionally two golden yellow, sweetly scented flowers per flowering stem.

Neofinetia falcata is a miniature to small sized epiphytic orchid, which originates from China, Japan, and Korea.  Neofinetia falcata produces beautiful, white flowers, which release their fragrance during the evening. Neofinetia falcata can be grown in cool to intermediate temperatures, in bright, filtered light, with high humidity. To go straight to the trial update which … Continue Reading →

Pelargonium ‘Attar of Roses’ is a small sub-shrub which produces green coloured, rose scented leaves, and pretty, pink flowers which are small in size and are borne in clusters during the summer months. Pelargonium ‘Attar of Roses’ is a tender plant, which grows to around 45cm in height.    

Pelargonium ‘Prince of Orange’ produces leaves that are fragranced with orange.  This very beautiful cultivar features many white flowers, which are brushed with pink, and purple markings.

Phalaenopsis braceana is a species of miniature, epiphytic, deciduous orchid, which originates from a number of places, including Bhutan, Myanmar, and the Himalayas, where these miniature orchids can be found growing atop trees on the edges of forests. The inflorescences of Phalaenopsis braceana display variable colourations. Phalaenopsis braceana thrives in low, indirect, filtered light, in humid … Continue Reading →

Phalaenopsis gibbosa is an epiphytic miniature orchid species, which originates from Vietnam and Laos, where this orchid species can be found growing on trees, in evergreen forests.  Phalaenopsis gibbosa enjoys warm to hot conditions and high humidity. Phalaenopsis gibbosa produces very small, fragrant flowers, the blooms emit a soft and gentle, delicate rose perfume.  I found … Continue Reading →

Phalaenopsis honghenensis is a species of miniature, epiphytic orchid, which originates from China and Thailand, where this orchid species can be found growing on the trunks of mossy, lichen covered trees. The flowers of Phalaenopsis honghenensis can be variable in colour.  The flowers are fragrant, producing a sweet fragrance, which has quite different, pleasing, yet … Continue Reading →

Phalaenopsis lobbii is a miniature epiphytic orchid species, which originates from India, Vietnam, the Himalayas, and Myanmar, where this orchid species can be found growing on trees in evergreen forests. Phalaenopsis lobbii grows well in a humid environment, in bright, filtered light.  Once Phalaenopsis lobbii reaches flowering size, this miniature orchid flowers each springtime. You can see … Continue Reading →

Phalaenopsis lowii is a small to miniature sized, warm to hot growing species of epiphytic orchid, which sometimes grows as a lithophyte on limestone rocks and stone outcrops.  Phalaenopsis lowii originates from Borneo, Myanmar, and Thailand, where this orchid species can be found growing near rivers, here it grows as a deciduous plant.  In cultivation … Continue Reading →

Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana ‘Woodlawn’ is a small to medium sized epiphytic orchid species which originates from the Philippines.  Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana is the name of this orchid’s species, the ‘Woodlawn’ part of this plant’s name refers to the fact that this particular plant is a clone of a good performing plant within the species. Phalaenopsis lueddemanniana ‘Woodlawn’ favours … Continue Reading →

Phalaenopsis parishii is a species of miniature, epiphytic orchid, which originates from the Eastern Himalayas, India, and Thailand.  In its native environment, Phalaenopsis parishii would naturally have a dryer season in winter.  In the wild, this is a deciduous orchid, that drops its leaves over winter, however when this orchid is grown in cultivation, Phalaenopsis parishii will … Continue Reading →

Phalaenopsis wilsonii is a species of miniature, epiphytic and lithophytic orchid, which is endemic to China. Phalaenopsis wilsonii favours intermediate to warm, humid conditions, and bright, filtered light.  In this orchid species’ native environment, Phalaenopsis wilsonii is a deciduous orchid, but in cultivation plants may hold on to their leaves throughout the winter months. Phalaenopsis wilsonii produces from … Continue Reading →

Phalaenopsis ‘Sunny Smell’ is described as UK’s first widely available scented Phalaenopsis hybrid.  Fragrance is subjective, when I encountered this orchid in rather cool conditions I could not detect any scent.  Phalaenopsis ‘Sunny Smell’ might have produced more fragrance had the temperature been warmer.

Podangis dactyloceras is an epiphytical miniature orchid which is endemic to Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zaire, where it grows near waterfalls and rivers, in evergreen rainforests. Podangis dactyloceras is a warm to hot growing miniature orchid, which grows well in warmer temperatures, in a humid environment, with filtered light, where the plant can dry out between … Continue Reading →

Rhododendron ‘Sun Star’ is a deciduous azalea, bred in Holland, by Tijs Huisman using seeds from Fred Minch from the USA, the resulting plants of which, were then crossed to create this new Rhododendron luteum cross.  This new azalea produces fragrant, double flowers in May.  The flowers start life as dark, salmon pink buds, which … Continue Reading →

Rosa ‘A Shropshire Lad’ (Ausled) is an English Leander Hybrid Climbing Rose, one of the English Roses, which was bred by David Austin Roses, that grows to about 3m (10ft) tall. Rosa ‘A Shropshire Lad’ is an almost thornless climbing rose, which produces delightful, warm apricot-pink coloured, fragrant flowers from late May, until the really … Continue Reading →

This rose was bred by David Austin Roses, and named for the The Brontë Society in remembrance of the bicentenary of the birth of the author Emily Brontë.  Emily Brontë is the sister of fellow novelists, Charlotte and Anne, who also stem from this renowned literary family.  Emily’s only novel, Wuthering Heights, was first published … Continue Reading →

Rosa ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ (Ausbrother) is a delightfully fragrant shrub rose, which produces tangerine-apricot coloured blooms with a delicious and powerful, fruity fragrance. Rosa ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ is a compact rose, which is small and short in stature, making this rose an ideal choice for containers. Rosa ‘Lady Emma Hamilton’ is a shrub rose, an … Continue Reading →

Rosa ‘Papworth’s Pride’ (‘Beamelon’) is a dusky-toned, red rose with healthy, bronze coloured foliage and a robust habit. One of Peter Beales new Modern Classic Roses, Rosa ‘Papworth’s Pride’ produces large, cupped, open flowers which are attractive to bees and other pollinating insects.  The blooms that this new rose produces are truly beautiful, their large size … Continue Reading →

Rosa ‘Scent From Heaven’ (‘Chewbabaluv’) (PBR) is an award winning rose, that was bred in the UK by Chris Warner.  This special rose has been presented with many accolades to recognise its healthy growing habit and pleasing fragrance; Rosa ‘Scent From Heaven’ (‘Chewbabaluv’) (PBR) was the winner of the Rose of the Year 2017 Competition. Rosa … Continue Reading →

Rosa ‘The Mill on the Floss’ (Austulliver) was bred by David Austin Roses.  This rose was introduced at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.  David Austin Roses named this new rose after the novel of the same name, which was written by the famous female author Mary Anne Evans, who is known by her pen name … Continue Reading →

Rosa ‘The Pilgrim’ (Auswalker) is a beautifully fragrant, climbing rose, which produces soft yellow, fragrant flowers from the end of May, until the frosts and very cold weather arrive in late autumn and early winter. The yellow flowers produced by Rosa ‘The Pilgrim’ are of an unthreatening, pastel yellow tone.  Think of a sweet lemon yellow … Continue Reading →

Rosa ‘Tottering-by-Gently’ (Auscartoon) was bred by David Austin Roses and christened to mark the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the weekly cartoon created by Annie Tempest.  The Tottering-by-Gently cartoon was first published in Country Life magazine in January 1994.  Rosa ‘Tottering-by-Gently’ was introduced at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Rosa ‘Tottering-by-Gently’ produces open, … Continue Reading →

Rosa SANDRINGHAM (‘Beamolly’) is a Modern Classic Rose that was bred by Peter Beales Roses, and introduced in 2016. Rosa SANDRINGHAM produces medium sized, double, china pink coloured, fragrant blooms from the end of May until the frosts and winter weather arrives in autumn to early wintertime. Rosa SANDRINGHAM grows to 1.5m (5ft) tall and … Continue Reading →

Rosa ‘Bathsheba’ (Auschimbley) is an English Leander Hybrid climbing rose, that was bred by David Austin Roses and launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.  Rosa ‘Bathsheba’ grows to about 3m (10ft) tall. Rosa ‘Bathsheba’ produces medium sized, glowing apricot coloured, scented flowers that form attractive rosettes, which display much deeper coloured central petals … Continue Reading →

Rosa ‘Dame Judi Dench’ (Ausquaker) is a vigorous rose, which is tough, reliable, and healthy.  Rosa ‘Dame Judi Dench’ produces red-orange buds, which open to reveal rather charming, warm apricot coloured rosettes which have a pretty, yet informal and relaxed air.  The blooms cope well with prolonged periods of inclement weather – the petals drop … Continue Reading →

Rosa ‘Imogen’ (Austritch) is an English Shrub Rose, which was bred by David Austin, and introduced in 2016, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Rosa ‘Imogen’ produces soft, creamy pale lemon yellow blooms, which are produced in profusion from the end of May, until the cold, winter weather arrives in autumn and early wintertime. Rosa … Continue Reading →

Rosa ‘James L. Austin’ (Auspike) is a shrub rose, an English Old Rose Hybrid, which was bred and named in honour of David Austin Senior’s son, the brother of David Austin Junior. Rosa ‘James L. Austin’ produces rather charming, vivid pink, rosette formed, fragrant blooms from late May, until the cold winter weather arrives in … Continue Reading →

Rosa ‘Roald Dahl’ (Ausowlish) is a shrub rose, an English Musk Hybrid, one of the English Roses that was bred by David Austin Roses. Rosa ‘Roald Dahl’ flowers from late May, until the frosts and cold winter weather arrive in late autumn or early winter, producing beautiful flowers, which are orange-red in bud.  The peach … Continue Reading →

Rosa ‘Susie’ (‘Harwhistle’) is a climbing rose, bred by Harkness Roses.  Rosa ‘Susie’ has been bred to have good disease resistance.  This climbing rose produces glossy, dark green leaves, and pretty, orange-red coloured rose buds, which open out as golden, apricot coloured, fragrant roses, which become more open as the flowers age.  The two colours … Continue Reading →

Rosa ‘Vanessa Bell’ (Auseasel) is a shrub rose, an English Musk Hybrid Rose, one of the English Roses, which was bred by David Austin Roses, and named in honour of Vanessa Bell, an actress and artist, who was a founder member of the Bloomsbury Group.  Rosa ‘Vanessa Bell’ was launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower … Continue Reading →

Sarcococca confusa is an evergreen shrub that flowers from December to March every year, its sweetly scented, highly fragrant flowers are beneficial to bees, as it flowers at a time of year when pollen and nectar is hard to find.

Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna ‘Purple Stem’ is an evergreen shrub that produces small, but highly fragrant flowers from January to March. Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna ‘Purple Stem’ is best grown in full to partial shade, in well drained soil.

Schoenorchis fragrans is a miniature epiphytic orchid that can be found in India, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and China, where it grows in moist forests.  Schoenorchis fragrans has thick, leathery leaves that have an attractive purple underside, this miniature orchid produces clusters of tightly packed, faintly scented, pink crystalline flowers during the summer time. I purchased … Continue Reading →

Snowdrops, or Galanthus, as is their botanical name, are delightful, perennial, bulbous plants, which originate from Italy, Turkey, the French Pyrenees, and other places in Europe and the Middle East.  It’s hard to say for certain just where any species of snowdrop first appeared, as these dear little plants are so charming and have found … Continue Reading →

Strawberries, also known by their botanical name of Fragaria x ananassa, are delicious, easy to grow fruits. Alpine strawberries, known botanically as Fragaria vesca, are small plants, which produce tiny, but delicious, often intensely flavoured fruits.  Alpine strawberries are the most shade tolerant of all strawberries, they grow well in shade, fruiting intermittently, from May … Continue Reading →

Strawberry ‘Just Add Cream’, also known by its botanical name of Fragaria x ananassa – Strawberry ‘Just Add Cream’ (‘Tmstr14pnk’) is the culmination of eight years of breeding work, with flavour as the top quality, or priority, that they were breeding for.  Thompson & Morgan’s breeder Charles Valin crossed together the strawberries he felt were the … Continue Reading →

Tomatoes, also known by their botanical name of Solanum lycopersium, are an easy to grow, delicious vegetable (or fruit of you’re rather particular about plant classification).  Tomatoes are a member of the Solanaceae family, they are related to potatoes and deadly nightshade. Tomato plants are tender – frost kills these plants.  In the UK, tomato … Continue Reading →

Trichoglottis Pusilla is a species of miniature, epiphytic orchid, which originates from Java and Indonesia, where this orchid can be found growing near the tops of trees. Trichoglottis Pusilla produces fragrant, white flowers with red stripes. Trichoglottis Pusilla grows best when mounted onto cork bark or tree fern.  This miniature orchid favours bright, indirect light,

Wisteria is a genus of tall, climbing plants, that originate from China, Eastern America, and Japan. Wisteria plants produce beautiful racemes of flowers from April to August.  The flowering time and flower colour vary somewhat for each Wisteria species or cultivar grown.  Wisteria plants may produce their flowers before their leaves, or they may be … Continue Reading →