Scent has always been an individual preference and this applies to flowers as well as pefumes.
In August 2017 members from the Wessex British Clematis Society Group visited Longstock and toured the Buddleja Collection. Using a score system of 0 – 5 where 0 had no scent and 5 was heavily perfumed.
Below are the scores which the members agreed. This is based on looking at only half of the collection due to time restraints (perhaps they could return and complete next year).
SCORE OF 5
SCORE 0F 4
Purple Friend, Sugar Plum, Royal Red, Southcombe Splendor, Orchid Beauty, Gulliver, Purple Rain, Valley View Blue, Summer House Blue, Blue Horizon, Pink Delight, Panache, Pink Pagoda, Lochinch, Orpheus, Santana
SCORE OF 3
Greenways River Dart, Pink Delight, Wind Tor, Leela Kapila, Grey Dawn, Reve de Papillon, Buzz Magenta, Buzz Indigo, Buzz Lavender, Pink Spread, Border Beauty, Shire Blue, Flutterby Pink, Butterfly Heaven, Peacock, Glasnevin, Griffin Blue, Windtor
SCORE OF 2
White Wings, Empire Blue, Dudley Compact Lavender, Marble White, Rev. de Papillon White, Wey. Sungold, Darent Valley, White Profusion, Peace, Les Kneal, Gonglepod, Moonshine, Flaming Violet
SCORE OF 1
Les Kneal, Nanho Purple, Nanho Blue (note – this was the first one we came to at the beginning of the tour – can the site really make that much difference or does it indicate the lack of consistency on our part?), Dubonnet, Pink Delight, Longstock Pink, Lilac Moon, Ecolonia
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