With the dull days of winter at an end, spring greets us with the arrival of spring flowering bulbs. Enjoy their rich and vivid colors and perfume your garden with the delightful fragrances generously offered by some of them. Breathe in the heady scent of the hyacinths or the sweet fragrance of some tulips, daffodils, muscari or crocuses and enjoy! Get even more fragrance and combine these fabulously scented bulbs together in your beds, borders or pots.

Here is a list of fragrant spring bulbs, which will also fill your garden with their wonderful color and charm!

Fragrant Tulips

Single Early Tulips
Tulip 'Beauty Queen'
Tulip 'Candy Prince'
Tulip 'Christmas Dream'
Tulip 'Christmas Marvel'
Tulip 'Couleur Cardinal'
Tulip ' General de Wet'
Tulip 'Prinses Irene'

Double Early Tulips
Tulip 'Abba'
Tulip 'Monsella'
Tulip 'Mondial'
Tulip 'Monte Carlo'
Tulip 'Montreux'
Tulip 'Peach Blossom'

Triumph Tulips
Tulip 'Apricot Beauty'
Tulip 'Attila'
Tulip 'Bastogne'
Tulip 'Cairo'
Tulip 'Hermitage'

Darwin Hybrid Tulips
Tulip 'Ad Rem'
Tulip 'Daydream'

Parrot Tulips
Tulip 'Apricot Parrot'

Lily Flowering Tulips
Tulip 'Ballerina'
Tulip 'Tulip West Point'

Double Late Tulips
Tulip 'Abigail'
Tulip 'Angelique'
Tulip 'Black Hero'
Tulip 'Carnaval de Nice'
Tulip 'Casablanca'
Tulip 'Creme Upstar'
Tulip 'Miranda'
Tulip 'Mount Tacoma'
Tulip 'Orange Princess'
Tulip 'Upstar'

Viridiflora Tulips
Tulip 'Formosa'
Tulip 'Hollywood Star'

Botanical Tulips
Tulip sylvestris
Tulip turkestanica

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Tulip 'Angelique', Tulip 'Mount Tacoma'

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Tulip 'Ballerina', Tulip 'West Point', Tulip 'Aladdin'

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Tulip 'Prinses Irene', Narcissus 'Geranium'

Fragrant Daffodils

Large Cupped Daffodils
Narcissus 'Carlton'
Narcissus 'Ice Follies'
Narcissus 'Romance'
• Narcissus Professor Einstein

Double Daffodils
Narcissus 'Bridal Crown'
Narcissus 'Cheerfulness'
Narcissus 'Erlicheer'
Narcissus 'Flower Drift'
Narcissus 'Sr Winston Churchill'
Narcissus 'Tahiti'
Narcissus 'White Lion'
Narcissus 'Yellow Cheerfulness'

Jonquilla Daffodils
• Narcissus Baby Moon
Narcissus 'Bell Song'
Narcissus 'Pipit'
Narcissus 'Sailboat'
Narcissus 'Trevithian'
• Narcissus 'Sundisc'
• Narcissus 'Suzy'

Poeticus Daffodils
Narcissus Actaea
• Narcissus Pheasant's Eye

Triandrus Daffodils
Narcissus Hawera
Narcissus Ice Wings
• Narcissus Petrel
Narcissus Thalia

Tazetta Daffodils
Narcissus 'Avalanche'
Narcissus Cragford
Narcissus 'Geranium'
Narcissus 'Minnow'
Narcissus 'Paperwhite'
• Narcissus 'Silver Chimes'

Trumpet Daffodils
Narcissus 'Topolino'

Cyclamineus Daffodils
Narcissus Jetfire

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Narcissus 'Thalia'

Other Fragrant Spring-Flowering Bulbs

  • Most cherished for their fragrance, Hyacinths produce gorgeous red, pink, orange, salmon, yellow, purple, white or blue spike-like flowers that mostly cover their stem with a multitude of florets or bells. Floating atop erect, lance-shaped bright green leaves, these beauties bloom for 2-3 weeks in mid spring. Plant them where you will be able to enjoy their perfume daily: near a doorway, along a path, near your patio or deck!
  • Other fragrant bulbous plants enjoying delightful scents are Muscari (Grape Hyacinth) — choose the yellow Muscari macrocarpum ‘Golden Fragrance’ for the best perfume - and a few Crocuses

Hyacinth 'Blue Jacket'
Hyacinth 'Carnegie'
Hyacinth 'City of Haarlem'
Hyacinth 'Delft 'Blue'
Hyacinth 'Gipsy Queen'
Hyacinth 'Jan Bos'
Hyacinth 'Miss Saigon'
Hyacinth 'Pink Pearl'
Hyacinth 'Splendid Cornelia'
Hyacinth 'Woodstock'

Muscari armeniacum
Muscari aucheri 'Ocean Magic'
Muscari aucheri 'White Magic'
Muscari azureum
Muscari botryoides Album
Muscari latifolium
Muscari macrocarpum

Crocus chrysanthus 'Blue Pearl'
Crocus chrysanthus 'Cream Beauty'
Crocus sieberi

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