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Does this plant exist?

Posted by LaurieK123 none (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 23, 11 at 15:43

I have a some spending money and a wish list, now I just need to know if the plant I want exists in nature.

I am looking for the most fragrant annual that there is. I want to be able to smell it by walking by--not just by putting my nose up to it.

I want to plant them in my vegetable garden. So, it needs to be an annual. (I do a covercrop and till every year)

I am in zone 7 and I can grow most things from seed if I need to.

Does anyone know of a plant that fits this wish list?

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RE: Does this plant exist?

My best guess would be Stock (Matthiola incana). I find the fragrance of stock is similar to Dutch Hyacinths. And both are exceptionally wafty.

They're very cheap too and only cost $2~3 for a six-pack at my local nurseries. They prefer the cooler seasons and when Summer comes, they usually bow down.

Here is a link that might be useful: Stock info

RE: Does this plant exist?

How about some old-fashioned petunias? ;)

Here is a link that might be useful: Old-fashioned petunias

RE: Does this plant exist?

I want fragrant annuals this year, too.

I'm going to be trying to Stock and Alyssum.

RE: Does this plant exist?

if you have something for them to climb on, moonflower vine is evening-fragrant. you could also try heliotrope, flowering tobacco and sweet peas.

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