your favorite smellies?

Karen JurgensenJune 28, 2006

Ok everyone.

I'm looking for some plants whose fragrance has the power to wow from far away. I love when the lilacs are blooming and the whole neighborhood smells of them. What other plants hardy here in MN have the power to send their fragrance out onto the breezes? I'm looking to put some good smellies around my new patio area. (And maybe make the neigbors a little jealous...)

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selkie_b(z4 MN)

Evening stock, Darlow's Enigma rose (or Dart's Dash), garden phlox (or any phlox), shooting stars, some of the large hostas have a gorgeous fragrance, Casa Blanca lilies, purple prairie clover... there are TONS! :)


    Bookmark   June 28, 2006 at 6:40PM
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spartangardener(z4 MN)

Some of these you have to get up close to smell, but they're all wonderful...


oriental lilies of all types
lavender 'munstead'
bearded irises
jacobs ladder


Nicotiana fragrant cloud
sweet annie

TEnder perennials:
scented geranium
agastache root beer?

    Bookmark   June 28, 2006 at 11:00PM
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twohuskies(z4A Mpls, MN)

My Konigin von Danemark (queen of denmark) rose could be smelled from a distance this spring. As a matter of fact my whole front yard had the sweet smell of roses because of her. She's a hardy once bloomer but totally worth the garden space she takes up..

    Bookmark   June 29, 2006 at 10:09AM
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I can't wait until my Mock Orange matures. The sweetest fragrance you can imagine!


    Bookmark   June 29, 2006 at 11:40AM
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Karen Jurgensen

I do have a KvD... she is still a baby, so only 2 blossoms this spring but, oh so yummy! Same with my snowflake mock orange... no blossoms yet, but hopefully some next year.

Keep the suggestions coming!

Marie- how hardy is DE, have you had to winter protect at all? (I can't remember if that one is remontant?)

    Bookmark   June 29, 2006 at 12:37PM
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selkie_b(z4 MN)

DE is VERY hardy, I don't protect it at all. It dies back some, but don't let it fool you - you don't trim it until it's fully leafed out because some parts that "appear dead" aren't. I have an 8ft obelisk in my front garden of which right now 6ft is full of the rose and still growing - mostly from this year. It also doesn't mind part shade!


    Bookmark   June 30, 2006 at 9:52AM
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lynnsherbs(4 Minnesota)

Milkweed - blooming today!!! Valariana, lilies, lily of the valley, roses, lemon verbena, scented geraniums....there are soo many!


    Bookmark   June 30, 2006 at 9:42PM
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The most frangrant is my Brugmansias. At 7pm they open and you can smell them from 20 feet away. There are not open yet but can't wait.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2006 at 11:54PM
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