Fragrant plants hardy in the front range.

nobueno(Boulder, CO 5a)February 18, 2013

Live in Boulder, CO where it's fairly dry, hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Love fragrant plants but trying to figure out what I could plant this year. Seems like the lilium regale and Lonicera fragrantissima would do ok here. Any others that can survive? Drought tolerant xeriscape type plants preferred but others aren't out of the question. Thanks!

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olympia_gardener(5)

Autumn Sweet clematis

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 2:30PM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Speaking of fragrant clematis I want to try Clematis âÂÂSweet Summer LoveâÂÂ.

Here is a link that might be useful: Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love'

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 4:30PM
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olympia_gardener(5)

Me too, Robert. It would be nice to plant both together and get fragrant flowers summer and fall. But I did see its hardy zone from the article.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 5:57PM
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nobueno(Boulder, CO 5a)

That would be great. Says it's hardy to zone 4 it looks like. Thanks!

http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/26549-product.html#.USLGax3Wjdd

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 7:36PM
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olympia_gardener(5)

Robert, thanks for the link.
Another one for zone 5... mock orange is highly fragrant.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 9:04AM
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Tolip(Tropical)

How about Star or Confederate Jasmine? It's evergreen and drought tolerant.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 9:23AM
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olympia_gardener(5)

nobueno, thanks for the link too. Boy, it costs $25 a piece... very expensive. I will wait till its price goes down.

Abelia mosanensis is zone 5 hardy and has fragrant flowers.
I would recommend Summer Sweet also , but it is not drought tolerance. There are some fragrant roses that are cold hardy in zone 5. I am not really into roses, so I can't recommend any specific name, but you can check out the rose forum and get some recommendation there.

I have Korean Spice Viburnum and I like its scent .

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 11:41AM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Viburnum carlesii (Koreanspice viburnum) is an excellent choice as are its hybrids V. x juddii, V. x burkwoodii and V. x carlcephalum. :)

-Robert

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 1:48PM
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