Container with winter box, winter heather 'Springwood White' and rosemary

Container plants for winter scent

We recommend nine scented plants for winter that will thrive in containers.

Although many plants are dormant during winter, a select few will provide much-needed colour, scent and structure. We’ve selected nine fragrant plants, below, that will thrive in pots and containers, meaning you can grow them in the smallest of spaces.

Opt for as large a pot as you have room for. Large pots of compost lose moisture less quickly and will give your plants a bigger root run. Don’t forget to check for drainage holes, too, and if not provided, drill some in so your containers don’t become waterlogged.

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