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Scented Flower Bulbs

Scented Flower Bulbs

If you plant scented flower bulbs, you will soon find spring fragrance in the air, in your garden and on your balcony. The best-perfumed daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, harebells, snowdrops, winter aconites...

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Daffodil 'Holland Sensation'

Narcissus 'Holland Sensation'

From £4.90 *

Daffodil Mixture 'Ice-Folies-Family'

Narcissus Mix 'Ice Follies Family'

£15.40 *

Double Daffodil 'Flower Parade'

Narcissus 'Flower Parade'

£4.90 *

Double Daffodil 'Tahiti'

Narcissus 'Tahiti'

£5.40 *

Double Tulip 'Angélique'

Tulipa 'Angélique'

£5.40 *

Fosteriana Tulip 'Yellow Purissima'

Tulipa 'Yellow Purissima'

£3.70 *

Madonna Lily

Lilium candidum

£6.40 *

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More useful information about Scented Flower Bulbs

... and many other spring-bloomers beguile us with their intense to very delicate fragrance. Some varieties such as the small Narcissus 'Minnow' or large hyacinth bulbs can be started in the house in the middle of winter, as well as some tulips, where they already awaken romantic spring feelings when the snow is still outside. In the garden, scented flower bulbs not only delight the nose and the senses of winter-weary people, but they are also popular with bees, butterflies and other insects.


The varieties of scented flower bulbs are fascinating every spring. Plants such as daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, harebells and lilies-of-the-valley are also attracted by the romance of the spring, as well as Madonna lilies and fragrance-intensive spring perennials such as fragrant violets, without which spring would be hard to imagine. How the tender snowdrops smell of honey! You almost have to bend down to notice the smell of these plants. Even the winter aconites (Eranthis), which like to accompany the snowdrops during the spring awakening, spread a delicate fragrance that is aimed primarily at the bees. Bluebells fill entire forests and meadows with their intense fragrance. Some varieties of scented flower bulbs smell so strong that it is almost overwhelming. And so, for some people, the intense heavy smell of hyacinths, for example, is too much, while others cannot get enough of it. In a not too dense sequence between perennials and, for example, combined with tulips, they enrich every perennial bed. Almost all people perceive the delicate, powdery, somewhat discreet scent of tulips as pleasant, so a pot with the tulip Tulipa 'Angélique' or the tulip variety 'Negrita' placed near a sitting area or a balcony table is never to be despised. The early flowering fragrant Fosteriana tulips such as Tulipa 'Purissima', Tulipa 'Yellow Purissima' and the beautiful Tulipa 'Orange Emperor' are among the best breeds here. Planting tulips is especially suitable for combining with perennials. In a so-called 'fragrance' tulip, however, you must be careful that it does not grow directly next to a sitting area, but rather something shielded from shrubs. This is because the plants of Tulipa turkestanica smell obtrusively unpleasant in the spring; they actually stink.  But of course this tulip is interesting in the garden; it blooms all the more beautiful as if it wanted to make up for its smell and justify its value in the perennial bed.

Scented Flower Bulbs

The Best Scented Flower Bulbs – Daffodils

There are big differences in the plants of daffodils as far as the fragrance spectrum is concerned. A wild field full of old pheasant's eye daffodils (Narcissus poeticus) or Narcissus odorus is a beguiling sensation in the spring; it is so intense that it can almost make you dizzy. In the garden bed and inserted between perennials, however, a group of such wild daffodils is simply magical, when a lukewarm spring wind carries the fragrance to the human nose. Other varieties like the double 'Tahiti' and 'Flower Parade' smell sweet and intense and almost a bit exotic. Sweet and heavily perfumed are the different varieties of the small Tazetta daffodils, which have several flowers on each stalk . The variety 'Minnow' can spread well in the foreground of a perennial bed. Even a larger planting with the pretty mixture 'Ice Follies Family' will delight the winter-tired gardener’s nose in the spring. In the olfactory aspect, the daffodil variety 'Honey Bird' is also pleasing. A particularly sweet, almost heavy fragrance is found in the small-crowned varieties 'Laurens Koster' and 'Segovia'.

The Best Location for Scented Flower Bulbs

Tulips thrive best in full sun in normal garden soil. The soil may also be quite dry for the tulips in the summer. Simple, early, fragrant tulips such as Tulipa 'Prinses Irene' or the Triumph tulip 'Prins Willem Alexander' are best displayed in groups in a perennial bed. They are followed by simple, late tulips such as 'Queen of Night', which also like to grow between perennials and other plants. Smaller tulips are also ideal for rockeries. Daffodils, on the other hand, prefer semi-shade. And they need humus, a little bit damper soil. In the summer, the soil should never dry out, so you will have to water during periods of heat. That is why daffodils are great when growing wild in a lawn because this is also watered in hot weather. Incidentally, this is also a good location for bluebells as well as for winter aconites and snowdrops, which can be naturalised in a run-down corner of the lawn.

Plant, Care For and Propagate Correctly

Like all flower bulbs, scented flower bulbs need to be planted as follows: the bulbs should be planted twice as deep as they are tall. A Narcissus bulb six centimetres high needs a hole that is 12 centimetres deep. Each bulb is carefully placed with the shoot tip up and the roots down into the hole. If the soil at the selected location is a bit too moist, then dig the hole a few inches deeper and first pour a handful of sand into the planting hole. This is often helpful, especially with tulips, as they cannot tolerate too much wetness. Too much moisture is a problem for flower bulbs anyway, as they can easily rot. That's why you should avoid waterlogging with tulip plants. Otherwise scented flower bulbs are easy to cultivate. When it comes to care, you simply have to know that the foliage of faded flower bulbs must not be cut away. On the other hand, the faded flower stalks may be cut off so that the bulbs do not waste too much strength. They just need to be able to let their leaves die back in peace so they can be strong for the next spring. At this time you can also fertilise them a little. Like all flower bulbs, scented flower bulbs are hardy and they come back every spring to delight us with their flowers and their fragrance. Bulbs multiply on daughter bulbs. After a few years, they can be dug up after flowering. Split the clumps and plant them one by one with a little more distance in between.

Scented Flower Bulbs for House and Balcony

Scented flower bulbs such as tulips and daffodils can also be excellently cultivated in pots on the balcony, where their fragrance can be enjoyed up close. Smaller varieties are also suitable for balcony boxes. The larger ones should be planted in larger pots so that they stand better and do not fall over immediately in the wind. Usually at least six bulbs can be planted in a pot, which looks much better than if they grow individually. Small, aromatic plants such as snowdrops, winter aconites or lilies-of-the-valley delight the senses in bowls on the balcony table. And hyacinths and some daffodils can even be put in the house during the winter. First, they should be placed in a dark place so they believe it's winter. And as soon as they start to grow, bring them to a bright window sill, where they will soon bloom. For the hyacinths, there are special hyacinth glasses, in which the large bulbs grow without soil in water, similar to a vase for flowers.

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