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17/07/2012 at 14:17

Having been around my garden admiring my dahlias I realised that not one of the 17 odd varieties seems to have a perfume.  Are there any fragant varieties?

17/07/2012 at 14:22

Not as far as I know.

    17/07/2012 at 14:28

Hello MuddyFork,

There is some breeding of scented dahlias going on. I've come across 'Hy Scent' and 'Honka'. It's definitely more common for them not to be fragranced. It would be interesting to hear from anyone who is growing a fragranced one.

Emma

gardenersworld.com team

17/07/2012 at 14:30

It would be 'the icing on the cake' if not only do they look fantastic but also smelt wonderful

17/07/2012 at 14:30

Just found this

http://www.jrg-dahlias.co.uk/dahlias_with_sent.htm

don't find them that attractive

17/07/2012 at 14:34

They do look a little sparse, thanks for the link

18/07/2012 at 06:37

But don't you find that dahlias smell of 'dahlia' ?  I love that smell - it reminds me of warm and mellow autumn days.

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