What plant smells of Battenberg cake?

(10 Posts)
orderinformation Wed 14-Aug-13 19:32:33

Walked past some plants today and one had a glorious smell just like Battenberg cake. I really want one for my garden. Any ideas what it might be?

mignonette Wed 14-Aug-13 19:40:43

Could be the tender annual Heliotrope which smells of cherry pie/Marzipan/vanillan.

My namesake Mignonette has a raspberry/vanilla scent too.

orderinformation Wed 14-Aug-13 20:10:49

There was a. If bush nearby with little yellow Pom Pom flowers but I don't know if that was where the smell came from. It was divine!

mignonette Wed 14-Aug-13 21:03:09

Cytisus Battandieri- the Pineapple Broom or Buddleja Globosa. Have a google at photos as could be either of those.

orderinformation Thu 15-Aug-13 19:15:24

I don't think it was either of those. Any other? Wish I'd taken a pic.

mummaemma Thu 15-Aug-13 19:32:47
TheNoodlesIncident Thu 15-Aug-13 22:18:51

Could it be Mimosa?

mimosa pics

orderinformation Thu 15-Aug-13 23:41:32

Yes!!! Mimosa. You found it. Thank you. It was divine.

mummaemma Fri 16-Aug-13 08:26:29

is that the same as acacia dealbata? We had a lovely tree for a about 4 years. Grew really quickly. but sadly died one cold winter :-(

Boomba Sat 24-Aug-13 14:25:53

Wow! I saw your thread title and my mouth started watering! I really want one too, now!

But they are Acacia trees, right? There's loads of different types, anyone know the smelliest? And, do you have to grow in a greenhouse?

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