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Shady Gardens: Scented Shade Plants for Containers?

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Karrie20x
Spokane, WA
(Zone 5b)

March 28, 2011
1:01 PM

Post #8456288

I have a shaded porch that I plant containers on, and usually just end up doing impatiens. I'd really like to add something with a pretty scent. Ann suggestions?
bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 28, 2011
6:29 PM

Post #8457112

Have you ever checked out primrose? I got some for my shade garden but I have a feeling once the intense heat and humidity hit here, they'll be goners. But in your area, they may do very well. They have a very nice scent, kind of like roses. And there are different varieties, some pink on long stems, some vivid multicolored low to the ground. Check them out!
rednyr
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2011
7:22 PM

Post #8457270

Hosta's - several have fragrant blooms

if there is any bright shade (yes I know oxymoron lol) Neemsia Innocence is divine

Lemon Balm for citris scent

Lily of the valley for early spring, gardenia for late spring...

hope this helps :)

Karrie20x
Spokane, WA
(Zone 5b)

April 3, 2011
7:51 PM

Post #8470142

Bariolio - actually our summers here are very hot AND dry - I live on the east side of WA - we don't get the rain and cooler weather like Seattle does. I have neighbors who have primroses - but they are early spring only here and die off rapidly. I didn't know they were fragrant!

rednyr - I am looking into getting a gardenia - I can bring it indoors in the winter time. I used to have one, years, but it didn't live through my move. I do love their scent. So sad I can't put out a Brugmansia - those have the most heavenly scent, but just not enough sun for them... poooie!
bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 3, 2011
8:46 PM

Post #8470217

Gee, I'm trying a Brug in my shade garden and the vine is growing great. It made one flower last year, shortly after I planted it then winter came. I'll have to see if it'll bloom. If not, it's in a big pot that I can put elsewhere. Let us know what you end up putting!

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 15, 2011
2:55 AM

Post #8496924

The fall blooming Plantegen(?) hosta is fragrent. If you have containers these plants may be too big.
rednyr
Sumter, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2011
3:16 PM

Post #8498287

karrie - a Datura may work...depends on if any bright indirect light involved...is so I'm willing to be it would work...

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