The Latin Series: F is for Foetida

Fetid, Foetida….you see where this going?  Yes, F is Foetida and it means that the plant stinks in the literal plug your nose sort of  way.

Japanese Serissa Tree indoor outdoor houseplant

But I find that it is rarely that off-putting….and I happily plant Iris Foetida and Hellebore Foetida, and I am inspired to learn more about Orobanche foetida (because it looks so cool).

What foetida plants do you stinkily enjoy?

Here are few more ideas on my F is Foetida Pinterest Board.

Image of Japanese Serissa Tree (Serissa foetida Variegata) from Ebay.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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