scented plants

Scented plants for shade grown from seed

Judith Adam

For some shady corners, Judith Adam uses long-blooming scented plants grown from seed. Some of these plants are almost forgotten and not so easy to find.

The vanilla fragrance and deep blue colour of annual heliotrope is a winning combination. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Heliotrope behind her ears

Judith Adam

I like flowers with a vanilla scent, and always try to plant some annual heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens) in containers and ...