Here are my 5 favorite genera for floral fragrance. In part, this summarizes previous discussions on fragrance 1. Allium; particularly A. perdulce, hyacinthoides, and the central asian woronowii, darwasicum, and winklerianum; all heavenly perfumed. Multitudes of other species waft a gentle honey-sweet scent, often intermingled with a hint of onion scent, which I find pleasurable. For Allium perdulce: http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… For asian alliums: http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… 2. Tulipa; the dwarf species and hybrids. Some species, such as T. polychroma, are deliciously scented. Tulipa 'Little Princess' (T. hageri x aucheriana) is lightly fragrant. http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… 3. Crocus; variable in the level of fragrance, some species such as the autumn blooming goulimyi have me lying down on my belly to get a whiff. The early spring blooming Crocus chrysanthus 'Prins Claus' is gorgeous to look at and equally enticing to kneel down in the muddy ground to catch the intense honey fragrance. http://plantbuzz.com/Alpine-L/ATOW/… m http://www.plantbuzz.com/Buzz/im_prinsclaus1.htm http://www.plantbuzz.com/Buzz/im_prinsclaus2.htm 4. Nothoscordum - almost all species are richly scented, with the exception of a couple with ill-scented flowers. Even a single flower on N. inodorum (named for the fact it lacks an onion-like scent) is capable of filling a room with heady perfume. The little yellow-flowered species have sweet lemony flowers, such as N. montevidense. http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… 5. Tulbaghia - full of the most interesting scents, recently discussed on PBS. http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States firstname.lastname@example.org "New England" USDA Zone 5 ============================================== >> web site under construction - http://www.plantbuzz.com/ << alliums, bulbs, penstemons, hardy hibiscus, western american alpines, iris, plants of all types!