The Q&A Archives: Fragrant Flowers For Window Box

Question: I plan to start a window box in my Brooklyn, NY apartment. I would like to have some sort of fragrant flowers that are long blooming (preferrably all summer long). My problem is that my window faces northeast, and I am having difficulty finding a flower that would fit the description above, fit in a window box, and thrive in this light situation. Any suggestions?

Answer: Unfortunately I am not certain if your window box is indoors or outdoors, if it is indoors you might try some of the flowering jasmines such as "Maid of Orleans" which blooms over a long period, although not all the time. If it is outdoors your might try one of the smaller forms of scented stock, or possibly a fragrant form of nicotiana. Another fragrant flower to try would be one of the fragrant petunias such as one from the "Daddy" series. Although these would prefer more light they might still bloom for you and they are fragrant, especially at night.

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