MrILovetheAnts. Clethra alnifolia. I googled that plant, shrub actually, bears tiny clusters of highly fragrant flowers in late winter. I must get one too. I am on and have always been on the search for fragrant flowers and trees.
I will have to list my favourite smelly plants that I grow here. From my favourite first:
Night scented stocks (matthiloa bicornis) (night fragrance)
Mignonette (stock family)
Nicotiannas (night fragrance)
Stocks, (the 10 week Dwarf cultivar)
There are some more, but I can't quite think of them right now, obviously they are not high impact flowers. So, you see the list is limited, but I never give up learning and finding more.
I also grew Virginnia Stocks, I heard that they were very fragrant and a lovely ground cover, nope, ugly sprawling plants that I ripped out after giving them a chance for a couple of weeks, too ugly for the garden and had no scent whatsoever.
This year I planted for the bees (and fragrance):
Yellow Honey Locust
Purple Robe Robinia (from the species Black Locust)
I have gathered seeds of the:
I was surprised when I walked by the small group of garlic chives I have how fragrant the air was. I am going to have an entire section of garlic cloves, and they are a very nice addition to any dish where I use green onion. I can liken them to peace lily scent or simply the lily family.
I tried to grow the Moonflower for evening scent as we talked about in previous posts, but it never matured, even though I set the seeds early enough. I will try again, they didn't even flower or even grow more than 2 feet long. Brother. Usually I have an excellent green thumb. Need to do some research on how to grow this night scented flower.
If you know of any highly fragrant plants, tell me, I am interested. Have a wonderful and beautiful day. Cindi