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PLANTS WITH FRAGRANT FLOWERS

CATEGORIES: Annuals & Perennials  |  Shrubs & Climbers |  Trees

Fragrant flowers have been revered through the ages. Many plants have been cultivated for their fragrance alone and planted in holy places for thousands of years. There is no doubt that sweetly scented flowers lend a special atmosphere to the garden and the home. Select from this list of highly fragrant plants to add a special, romantic element to your living space. There are many indigenous plants with deliciously scented blooms. Remember to grow fragrant plants in close proximity to the home for optimum benefits to the olfactory senses.

Antirrhinum majus
SNAPDRAGON
Cyclamen persicum
CYCLAMEN
Dianthus caryophyllus
CARNATION

Antirrhinum_majus

Cyclamen_persicum

Dianthus_caryophyllusE

Freesia  hybrids
FREESIA
Hyacinthus orientalis
HYACINTH
 Lilium hybrids
LILY
Freesia_hybridsB
Hyacinthus_orientalisB
Lilium_hybridsB
Lobularia maritima
SWEET ALYSSUM
Malcolmia maritima
VIRGINIAN STOCKS
Matthiola incana
STOCKS
Lobularia_maritima
Malcolmia_maritima
Matthiola_incana
Muscari armeniacum
GRAPE HYACINTH
Narcissus hybrids
DAFFODIL
Viola  x wittrockiana
PANSY
Muscari_armeniacumB
Narcissus_hybridsB
Viola-_x_wittrockiana
Viola cornuta
HEART’S EASE
Viola_cornuta

BULB:  Plants that grow from bulbs.
EVERGREEN:  Plants that retain their green leaves throughout the year.

Abelia x grandiflora
GLOSSY ABELIA
 Brunfelsia pauciflora floribunda
YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW
 Buddleja asiatica
BUTTERFLY BUSH
Abelia_x_grandifloraE
Brunfelsia_pauciflora_floribundaD
Buddleja_asiaticaE
Buddleja auriculata
WEEPING SAGE
Buddleja davidii hybrids
BUTTERFLY BUSH
Buddleja salvifolia
SAGEWOOD
Buddleja_auriculataE I
Buddleja_davidii_hybridsE Buddleja_salvifoliaE I
Camellia sasanqua hybrids
AUTUMN FLOWERING CAMELLIA
Choisya ternata
MEXICAN ORANGE
X Citrofortunella microcarpa
CALAMONDIN
Camellia_asanqua_hybridsE
X_Citrofortunella_microcarpaE X_Citrofortunella_microcarpaE F
Deutzia gracilis
BRIDAL WREATH
Ehretia rigida
PUZZLE BUSH
Elaeagnus x ebbingei ‘Gilt Edge’
RUSSIAN SILVER OLIVE
Deutzia_gracilisD
Ehretia_rigidaD I
Elaeagnus_x_ebbingeiE
Fortunella japonica
KUMQUAT
Gardenia augusta hybrids
CAPE JASMINE
Gardenia thunbergia
WHITE GARDENIA
Fortunella_japonicaE F Gardenia_augusta_hybridsE Gardenia_thunbergiaE I
Gelsemium sempervirens
CAROLINA JESSAMINE
Hoya carnosa
WAX FLOWER
Jasminum multipartitum
STARRY WILD JASMINE
Gelsemium_sempervirensE C Hoya_carnosaE C Jasminum_multipartitumE C I
 Jasminum officinale
TRUE JASMINE
Jasminum polyanthum
CHINESE JASMINE
Jasminum sambac
BUSH JASMINE
Jasminum_officinaleE C Jasminum_polyanthumE C Jasminum_sambacE
Ligustrum ovalifolium  ‘Aureum’
GOLDEN PRIVET
Magnolia x soulangeana
TULIP MAGNOLIA
Ochna serrulata
MICKEY MOUSE BUSH
Ligustrum_ovalifolium-_‘Aureum’E
Magnolia_x_soulangeanaD
Ochna_serrulataE I
Osmanthus fragrans
SWEET OLIVE
Pavetta lanceolata
WEEPING BRIDE’S BUSH
Rhododendron hybrids
AZALEA
Osmanthus_fragransE Pavetta_lanceolataE I Rhododendron_hybridsD E
Rothmannia globosa
SEPTEMBER BELLS
Stephanotis floribunda
MADAGASCAR JASMINE
Tarenna pavettoides
FALSE BRIDE’S BUSH
Rothmannia_globosaE I
Stephanotis_floribundaE C Tarenna_pavettoidesE I
Trachelospermum jasminoides
STAR JASMINE
Vernonia colorata
LOWVELD BITTER TEA
Viburnum opulus ‘Rosea’
JAPANESE SNOWBALL
Trachelospermum_jasminoidesE C Vernonia_colorataE I Viburnum_opulusD
Wisteria sinensis  hybrids
BLUE RAIN
Xylotheca kraussiana
AFRICAN DOG ROSE
Wisteria_sinensis_hybridsD C
Xylotheca_kraussianaE I

CLIMBER:  Plants that have a tendency to creep and climb in the garden.
DECIDUOUS:  Plants that shed or lose foliage annually at the end of their growing season.
EVERGREEN:  Plants that retain their green leaves throughout the year.
FRUIT:  Plants that bear fruit.
INDIGENOUS:  Plants that originate or occur naturally in a place; native.


Apodytes dimidiata
WHITE PEAR
Buddleja saligna
FALSE OLIVE
Citrus limon
LEMON
Apodytes_dimidiataE I Buddleja_salignaE I Citrus_limonE F
Dombeya rotundifolia
COMMON WILD PEAR
Heteropyxis natalensis
LAVENDER TREE
Hymenosporum flavum
SCRAMBLED EGG TREE
Dombeya_rotundifoliaD I
Heteropyxis_natalensisD I
Hymenosporum_flavumE
Ilex mitis
CAPE HOLLY
Magnolia grandiflora
BULL BAY
Michelia figo
PORT WINE MAGNOLIA
Ilex_mitisE I Magnolia_grandifloraE Michelia_figoE
Nuxia floribunda
FOREST ELDER
Tabernaemontana elegans
TOAD TREE
Turraea floribunda
WILD HONEYSUCKLE TREE
Nuxia_floribundaE I Tabernaemontana_elegansE I Turraea_floribundaD I
Vocanga thouarsii
WILD FRANGIPANI
Vocanga_thouarsiiE I

DECIDUOUS:  Plants that shed or lose foliage annually at the end of their growing season.
EVERGREEN:  Plants that retain their green leaves throughout the year.
FRUIT:  Plants that bear fruit.
INDIGENOUS:  Plants that originate or occur naturally in a place; native.


Whilst every care and caution has been taken in compiling these lists in terms of correctness and accuracy, Blackwood’s, nor any of their employees can be held liable or responsible if any of the recommendations are found to be incorrect in any way whatsoever. They are merely a guide to help gardeners and staff in finding solutions to gardening problems. All plants listed may not be available for sale at times. They do however all grow in the greater Pietermaritzburg area and surrounding districts and are to be found growing successfully in gardens.