Fragrant flowers forum: Fragrant Spring-Fall for the Northeast

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Cinta
Jun 19, 2012 10:54 AM CST
I am trying to do a hardy fragrant garden for the cold Northeast from Spring to Fall in front of the house. I want to be able to smell at a distance not have to walk over and stick my nose in to smell the fragrance. What I have so Far is....

SPRING..............................
Spring bulbs.
-Muscari
-Hyacinths
-Fragrant Tulips
'Apricot Beauty':
'Angelique'
'Peach Melba'
-Fragrant Daffodils:
'Geranium'
'Thalia':
'Replete':
VARIOUS Iris

BUSHES TREES FOR SPRING......................
-SAMBUCUS Black Beauty
-Lilac bush - I also picked up Bloomerange Lilac
-Mock Orange

SUMMER.....................................................

Summer Blooming Bush
SummerSweet

SUMMER BULBS..........................................
Orential Lilies
Casablanca
Stargazer

Fragrant Hostas.
Fragant Bouquet
Royal Standard
Daylilies

Where I think I am missing some fragrance is late Fall. Maybe there is not anything. But if you know of anything to add especially at that time of the year it would be a big help.

For eye candy this is blooming now and it has a nice soft sweet fragrance that wafts across the yard.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 27, 2012 3:41 PM CST
I only have one shrub that blooms into the fall and it is my shrub rose 'Milwaukee's Calatrava'. Not sure if you like roses or not, but this one sends out a fragrance around my patio. Rated hardiness to zone 5, it has only been through two winters here in southern Indiana (one very mild) and I am hoping that it is really winter hardy, because I love it. Other than that I do not know of any fragrant fall bloomers, but would definitely like to know if there are more out there.
Vickie
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 27, 2012 3:42 PM CST
By the way, what is that flower in the picture? It's gorgeous!
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Cinta
Jul 29, 2012 5:29 PM CST
Hi Vickie. I love roses I will look for the one you suggested.

The flower is Lily Marquee - LA Hybrid

I got it from GW. They are the most reasonable people I have found for my lily fixes. I brought this one about 6 years ago.


http://www.gilberthwild.com/LILY-BULBS-Fall-Shipping/product...
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crittergarden
Jul 29, 2012 5:48 PM CST
Cinta said "I am trying to do a hardy fragrant garden for the cold Northeast from Spring to Fall in front of the house. I want to be able to smell at a distance not have to walk over and stick my nose in to smell the fragrance"

And HEY! So am I!

Glad I wandered in!
The only really fragrant thing I have out there so far is Casa Blanca lily.
But I'll take your list and see what will work for me here.
Also update you on what else I find that might work for you there.
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Cinta
Jul 30, 2012 7:32 AM CST
crittergarden, I forgot to add

Clematis triternata Rubromarginata - It was a long bloomer. I thought it was the honeysuckle I was smelling but it had finished blooming and this clematis was blooming long after the honeysuckle finished blooming.

The thread "Clematis triternata Rubromarginata" in Clematis forum

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crittergarden
Aug 3, 2012 8:49 AM CST
And I forgot to mention my spring muscari.

I'm looking for a Marquee lily, because yours is so beautiful!
Except for the Casablanca I've had for years, I just started with lilies in 2011 - was stunnned (happily) at how the Asiatics multiplied.
Now I'm seeking the fragrants!
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Cinta
Aug 3, 2012 10:18 AM CST
crittergarden, Gilbert Wild is the place to go for reasonable price lilies. You get 3 bulbs for a good price and the shipping is cheap. That is where I brought all my lilies. I linked it above.
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crittergarden
Aug 6, 2012 1:12 PM CST
Thank you very much!
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crittergarden
Aug 6, 2012 1:35 PM CST
Well, you're certainly right about the prices!
There weren't too many returns when I searched for "fragrant" tho.
http://www.gilberthwild.com/searchprods.asp

I got more from the expensive Lilygardens.com.
I put these on my want list:
Fragrant Lilies
Alborado http://thelilygarden.com/pages_lilies/crocosmias_1.html
Lilium leucanthum http://thelilygarden.com/pages_lilies/trumpet_1.html
‘Golden Sceptre’ Tetras 'Ice Follies', ‘Hearts of Gold’ http://thelilygarden.com/pages_lilies/trumpet_2.html
‘Caravan’ http://thelilygarden.com/pages_lilies/orienpet_1.html
‘Allegretto’, ‘Alchemy’ http://thelilygarden.com/pages_lilies/orienpet_2.html
‘Carte Blanche’, ‘Rococo’ http://thelilygarden.com/pages_lilies/orienpet_3.html
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Cinta
Aug 6, 2012 3:17 PM CST
Did you go to the lilies? All Oriental, LA are fragrant. Not the daylilies, look at the Liliy tab. They will have more later. You cannot beat 3 bulbs for under 9.00.
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crittergarden
Aug 18, 2012 5:42 AM CST
Yes, I went there.
But I'll try again later, maybe they'll have more.
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