Floral Fragrance

One of the greatest delights of a garden, in my opinion, is the wonderful array of fragrant flowers you can enjoy. There’s nothing better than stepping into your garden and instantly being struck with sweet aromas, enticing you outside like your own outdoor perfumery.  Here at Hayloft we love fragrant flowers, even dedicating whole sections of our catalogues specifically for flowers that smell beautiful.

One of the most popular fragrant flowers, the smell of lavender is not only enjoyed in gardens, but lavender essential oil is used in perfumes, cosmetics, bath products and balms to name just a few. The scent also has a relaxing effect and has been shown to help relieve stress and improve sleep.

Lavender angustifolia Hidcote- https://hayloft.co.uk/product/lavandula-angustifolia-hidcote/pt72c18-in18

Lavender angustifolia Hidcote is one of our favourites and has been given an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Beautiful purple flowers bloom above lilac and green foliage, attracting bees and butterflies. It’s drought tolerant, good for cutting and so versatile, as it can be grown in pots, containers, for ground cover or as a scented hedging.

Daphne are an absolute winner when it comes to fragrance and give off an intoxicatingly heady scent that will fill your garden for months on end. Daphne’s have even been described as a must-have plant by the RHS and have been voted as one of the most fragrant shrubs in the UK. 

Daphne Pink Fragrance- https://hayloft.co.uk/product/daphne-pink-fragrance/pt206w19-in19

Daphne Pink Fragrance is a gorgeous compact variety, with pink star-shaped flowers that form in clusters from April all the way through to October, plus the foliage is evergreen. It’s also great for planting in pots and containers.

Sweet Pea
As you would expect from their name, Sweet Peas have a very sweet fragrance. The Sweet Pea scent is often used in perfumes, reed diffusers, fabric softer and many more, as it’s such a crowd-pleasing aroma.

Lathyrus Twilight- https://hayloft.co.uk/product/lathryrus-odoratus-twilight-mix/dyp27a19

This Lathyrus Twilight Mix offers some of the latest varieties of Sweet Pea. Highly perfumed, the flowers are perfect for cutting as the more you pick, the more they will flower. Your home will be brimming with blooms, providing you with a wonderful natural air freshener.

Often used for their essential oil which is featured frequently in perfumes, Jasmine offers a rich and sweet fragrance whilst remaining delicate. The scent of Jasmine is often associated with spirituality and healing and recently it has been recognized as being highly relaxing and anxiety-reducing.

Jasminum Sambac- https://hayloft.co.uk/product/jasminum-sambac/pt104n18-in18

Jasmine Sambac, also known as Arabian Jasmine, has been given an RHS Award of Garden Merit. A most elegant and traditional climber, star-shaped white blooms give off a sweet scent during the summer.

Another very popular fragrant flower is of course Roses. The scent of a Rose is absolutely timeless and has been used in perfumes for years. It’s no wonder we give Roses to the one’s we love on Valentines Day, as they look and smell divine.

Rosa Love Knot- https://hayloft.co.uk/product/rosa-love-knot/pt242p19-in19

A small climbing/trailing rose, Love Knot produces classic deep red blooms from early summer and right through into autumn. Dark green glossy foliage compliments the blooms perfectly. Ideal for planting in containers and perfect for climbing up a trellis or an arch. 

More fragrant plants can be found on our website hayloft.co.uk. Look out for the pink perfume bottle symbol on our product pages which let you know that the plant is fragrant.

Happy gardening Haylofters!


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