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Five scented plants for October

We pick five of the best fragranced plants to enjoy in October.

Not only can you enjoy autumn colour in October, but there are plenty of scented plants to savour, too.

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Take a look at 10 of the best plants for autumn colour.

Discover five of our favourite scented plants for October, below.

Not only can you enjoy autumn colour in October, but there are plenty of scented plants to savour, too. 

1

Daphne ‘Eternal Fragrance’

Daphne ‘Eternal Fragrance’ has an impressively long flowering period, lasting from mid-spring and rounding off in October. Here’s how to plant a daphne if you’ve recently acquired one.

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2

Gladiolus murielae

These bulbs produce mounds of lush, green foliage, and pretty white blooms with a heady scent. Makes a great cut flower for indoors.

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3

Potato vine

The potato vine, Solanum laxum, is an evergreen climber with flowers that emit a gentle jasmine-like scent. Best grown in a sheltered, sunny spot where it often blooms well into autumn.

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4

Nicotiana

Later sown nicotianas will faithfully exude their sweet perfume up until the first frosts. Keep the blooms coming by regularly deadheading. Let the final flowers form seedpods, which can be saved, stored and sown next year.

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5

Agastaches

The foliage of agastaches varies in scent depending on which one you’re growing. For example Agastache cana has mint-scented leaves, while those of Agastache foeniculum smell like aniseed.

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