Adding a Burst of Colour and Fragrance to Your Garden

Adding a Burst of Colour and Fragrance to Your Garden

Published by Andrew Clark on 1st Jul 2024

July is a magical month for garden enthusiasts. As the cooler months set in, our gardens can still be brimming with vibrant colours and delightful fragrances. We’re also excited to announce the arrival of vibrant Azaleas, Camellias, and Rhododendrons, perfect for adding colour to your garden. Additionally, our beautiful range of native Banksias will not only brighten your garden but also attract birds and pollinators, enhancing your garden’s biodiversity.

We're thrilled to introduce some of the season's most enchanting and aromatic plants that will transform your garden into a sensory paradise. This month, we're spotlighting the arrival of the sweetly-scented Daphne and Osmanthus, along with the delightful Brown Boronia and Sarcococca 'Sweet Box'. Let's dive into what makes these plants so special and why now is the perfect time to add them to your garden.

Daphne Odora

Known for its intoxicating fragrance, Daphne odora, also called Winter Daphne, is a must-have for any garden. This evergreen shrub is not only beautiful with its clusters of pink to white flowers but also emits a sweet, citrus-like scent that will waft through your garden, providing a refreshing burst of aroma even on the chilliest days. Plant Daphne odora in a spot where you can enjoy its scent daily, such as near a pathway or entrance.

Daphne 'Perfume Princess'

Daphne 'Perfume Princess' is a stunning variety known for its exceptional fragrance and long blooming period. This evergreen shrub produces large clusters of blush pink flowers from winter to spring. The sweet, citrus-like scent is incredibly strong and can fill your entire garden with its delightful aroma. Its robust growth and abundant blooms make it a standout choice for garden beds and containers.

Daphne 'Perfume Princess White'

A striking counterpart with pure white flowers that emit a similarly enchanting fragrance. This evergreen shrub is perfect for brightening up shady corners of the garden with its pristine blooms. Its sweet, citrusy scent makes it an excellent choice for planting near walkways, patios, or entrances where the fragrance can be fully appreciated.

Osmanthus 'Heaven Scent'

Another star in our July line up is Osmanthus 'Heaven Scent'. This evergreen shrub is prized for its small, delicate white flowers that pack a powerful fragrance. Often compared to the scent of apricots or peaches, Osmanthus 'Heaven Scent' blooms profusely in the cooler months, making it a perfect addition to your winter garden. Its glossy green foliage adds year-round interest, while its flowers provide a delightful olfactory treat.


Brown Boronia

One of the standout plants for fragrance, Brown Boronia (Boronia megastigma), is a delightful addition to any garden. This small, evergreen shrub is renowned for its rich, chocolate-brown flowers with yellow insides, which emit a sweet, citrusy fragrance. The scent of Brown Boronia is often described as heavenly, making it a favourite for sensory gardens. It thrives in well-drained soil and partial shade, ensuring that its delightful aroma can be enjoyed even in the cooler months

Sarcococca 'Winter Gem' (Sweet Box)

Winter Gem features larger than average, glossy green leaves, with highly scented white flowers in winter.

Tough and tolerant of most conditions, it is especially valuable for shadier areas and is perfect for borders and containers, or as a low fragrant hedge.

It is a very adaptable and reliable shrub that is easily grown in most situations including dense shade with very dry soil. It will also grow in full sun.


By focusing on these beautifully perfumed plants, you'll not only brighten up your garden but also create an inviting space that visitors will adore. Don't miss out on the opportunity to add these delightful scents to your outdoor haven this season.

Happy Gardening!

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