Stimulate your senses! Florissa’s fragrant flower suggestions

Looking for a double dose for your senses this summer?

Plant flowers that are full of great colour and fragrance for a beautiful garden that you’ll be eager to stop and smell. There are plenty of choices for fragrant flowers, but I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourites that you can be planting now for summer blooms.

Fragrant Oriental Lilies ‘Tom Pouce’ & ‘Stargazer’ Oriental Lily – Huge fragrant blooms in August that are great for containers, mixed borders and cut flowers.
Fragrant Double Oriental Lily ‘Roselily Fabiola’ & ‘Sweet Rosy’ Double Oriental Lily – similar to the regular Oriental Lilies, these wonderfully fragrant blooms are big and beautiful, blooming in late summer. The Double Oriental Lilies are also Pollen-Free!
Fragrant Oriental Trumpet Lily ‘Conca D’Or’ OT Lily – A cross between an Oriental and Trumpet Lily, they produce fragrant blooms on very tall strong stems. This gorgeous yellow OT Lily can reach heights of 8ft in 5 years. Single White Freesia & Single Blue Freesia – These late summer blooming white flowers are deer resistant and great for cut flowers. A perfect garden accent!
Fragrant iris ‘Mariposa Skies” & ‘Tour de France’ Iris Germanica – These two toned Iris’ have a height of 80-85cm and bloom in the spring. The ‘Mariposa Skies’ is extra special in that it will bloom for a second time in the late summer. Add these in your garden for some variety in blooming times.
Fragrant Roses Roses – A favourite in many gardens, especially if you’re looking for a nice scent. We like the ‘Fragrant Plum’, ‘Climbing Royal Gold’ (shown) or ‘Oklahoma’ for a fruity scent while ‘Brilliant Pink Iceberg’ or ‘Climbling Iceberg’ have a hint of honey scent. With such a variety in scents and uses in your garden, roses are a great addition for adding some fragrance.

This is just a short list of some of my favourites. There are plenty more beautiful fragrant flowers you can add to your garden, just check the tag information or feel free to ask me.



  • Guest
    April 2, 2014

    Love the Tom Pouce Lily!

  • Dianne Gaines
    April 2, 2014

    Lilies – I love them all!!

  • Stefanie Fournier
    April 2, 2014

    Definitely think I’ll be adding some fragrant lilies this year.

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