4 favourites for fra­grance

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Trach­e­losper­mum jas­mi­noides Star of toscana (‘Sel­bra’)

This new star jas­mine is sum­mer-flow­er­ing, pro­duc­ing clus­ters of pale-gold flow­ers that ex­ude a tea-like fra­grance. The ev­er­green leaves flush bronze in win­ter. H: 13-26ft (4-8m).

Lon­icera per­icly­menum ‘Gra­ham thomas’ (AGM)

One of the best hon­ey­suck­les around for scent, the golden-cream flow­ers of this re­li­able de­cid­u­ous climber re­lease their in­tox­i­cat­ing per­fume on warm sum­mer evenings. This is in­dis­pens­able for those who love fra­grance. H: 13-26ft (4-8m).

Jas­minum of­fic­i­nale ‘De­von Cream’ (syn. ‘Clot­ted Cream’)

The evoca­tive scent of the Mediter­ranean… You won’t re­gret plant­ing this jas­mine as its per­fume floats through open win­dows on sum­mer nights. Grow against a warm, shel­tered wall. H: 8-13ft (2.5-4m).

Wis­te­ria flori­bunda ‘Yae-kokuryu’ (AGM)

One of the most im­pres­sive plants for the south or west­fac­ing side of a house, when this de­cid­u­ous climber flow­ers in June it re­leases a del­i­cate per­fume. H: 26-33ft (8-10m).

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