For the planting of this pot I decided on plants whose beautiful perfume is of a more delicate nature. In order to appreciate the subtle scent of chocolate with Cosmos atrosanguineus, you will need to get close up. It therefore invites you to study it more carefully, admire the texture of the silky flower petals, the richness of their gorgeous maroon almost black colour. The heady scent of camphor of Ocimum ‘Dark Opal’ (African Blue Basil) can only be obtained by brushing over the plant. It is a lasting perfume that lingers on your hands. The leaves of Pelargonium tomentosum are not only peppermint-scented they also lend a velvety touch. The flowers are not an eye catcher but their simple leaves are showy, especially when covered with morning dew. Origanum 'Pagoda Bells' is probably the least obliging when it comes to divulging its sweet smell. The leaves need to be crushed. Nevertheless, it is worth the effort as a closer observation reveals an amazing architecture and intriguing colouring of the stems and leaves.
Brought together in this combination I feel the plants enhance each other’s qualities, visually as well as with regards to their individual fragrance.