Fragrant Plants Throughout the Year

Source: Walter Reeves


I don’t think I appreciated the value of landscape fragrance until the last few years in my garden. I was delighted a few weeks ago when I discovered, by nose alone, a newly blooming shrub. Here is a list of fragrant plants that do well locally, in approximate order of blooming:


January

Fragrant wintersweet – Chimonanthus praecox Winter honeysuckleLonicera fragrantissima Paperbush – Edgeworthia papyrifera and Edgeworthia chrysantha Tea olive – Osmanthus fragrans





February

Daphne – Daphne odora PaperbushEdgeworthia papyrifera and Edgeworthia chrysantha








March – April

Koreanspice viburnum – Viburnum carlesii Coastal flame azalea – Rhododendron austrinum Piedmont azalea – Rhododendron canescens Alabama azalea – Rhododendron alabamense Lily of the valleyConvallaria majalis Sweetshrub – Calycanthus florida Banana shrub – Magnolia figo (Michelia figo)


May

Confederate jasmine – Trachelospermum jasminoides RoseRosa various varieties

Gardenia jasminoides







June – July

Moonflower vineIpomea alba

Southern magnolia – Magnolia grandiflora

Sweetbay magnolia – Magnolia virginianaIpomea alba Stargazer lily – Lilium x ‘Stargazer’ Flowering tobacco – Nicotiana alata Summersweet azalea – Rhododendron viscosum Ginger lily – Hedychium coronarium Four o’clock – Mirabilis jalapa










August

Eleagnus – Elaeagnus umbellata Tea oliveOsmanthus fragrans










September

Sweet autumn clematis – Clematis maximowicziana









October

Tea olive – Osmanthus fragrans (repeat bloom)

daphne

paperbush (edgeworthia)

gardenia

‘Stargazer’ lily

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