If you have a frost free glass house or conservatory you can have an amazing display of colour and scent from January to late March.
Grow plants in large container and move out for the summer.
(See cultivation notes.)
The best for scent B. asiatica, best for colour B. madagascariensis, B. x lewisiana ‘Margaret Pike’ and B. tubiflora from South America.
Some of the species listed under protected species and hybrids will also give a spectacular display under glass i.e. B. farreri, B. officinalis, B. paniculata and B. colvilei ‘Kewensis’.
13 listed in the collection at Longstock and they are normally propagated to order.