Plants I should be growing

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Toole's picture
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Stenanthium occidentale is completely new to me, even though I lived in British Columbia within its range for over twenty years! I wonder what the fragrance is like?


I can't detect any fragrance Gordon.

Invercargill Bottom of the South Island New Zealand Zone 8 maritime climate 1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a. Nil snow cover

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I read that it was fragrant on the Pacific Northwest Flowers website:


Perhaps fragrance is limited to select individual plants?

Southwest Nova Scotia, zone 6b or thereabouts

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I imagine you'd have to lay on the ground to detect any fragrance that might be there....

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F;

Lori S.
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The fragrance is certainly not strong enough to be noticable wafting about (to me anyway)... perhaps it might be if there was a whole grove of the plant but I've never seen it as more than a few individual plants in one spot (though it's pretty common).   I guess I'll have to remember to sniff one next year.  

Lori Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3 -30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm


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