This is one of the first fragrant flowering plants in the garden. You can hardly notice it aside from the super fragrant blooms. It does have little pink and white blooms. Needs good well drained soil.
A favorite for those challenging shady areas. Like the species, white flowers are produced in late spring below the stem, rather than on top. At the leaf axils, blue berries follow and are held on the plant until late fall. Of Japanese origin.
This is one of my favorite garden plants. It’s easy to grow in good soil, sun and some moisture. If you have never had home made pesto, you are missing out. It smells like heaven and the bees love it so much, they will actually snooze in the blooms.
It’s hard to beat the dark green leaves and lovely blooms of a Camellia. Most are not fragrant but a few are. The southern way of prolonging the blooms is to cut them just below the boom and float them in a shallow glass of water. You can also extend bloom times with Camellia Japonica and Camellia Sasanqua for spring and fall blooms.