Few things will get a plant into this garden as quickly as good scent; I'm always on the lookout for well scented plants. I've seen some references to pleasant scents in some Colchicum, but when I try the plants in question I don't get much. For instance, some have described some forms of Colchicum bivonae and its hybrids as well scented, but I have yet to come across a pleasantly scented one. But this week I was pleasantly surprised to discover that little Colchicum parlatoris (the pale flowers are about the size of a quarter, if that) is very agreeably scented. The scent reminds me of that of saffron crocus with maybe an undertone of musk: very nice and there is plenty of it! I don't think anyone would nominate Colchicum parlatoris as one of the more prepossessing members of the genus on the basis of its appearance, so this delicious scent really is a saving grace. Can anyone suggest other species which are well scented? Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I uncovered the Eremurus-Colchicum-Crocus end of the raised bulb bed today in the hope that it will rain soon.