5. Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star jasmine)
Contrary to the title, one could argue against the ‘vintage’ classification of this species and instead brand it a more contemporary plant due to its rising popularity in recent times. However, jasmine has an extremely versatile aesthetic and can work well in both modern and classic settings. The main attraction of this plant, beauty aside, is its intoxicating scent. It is therefore ideal placed near any terrace or seating area – a bonus if you are a wildlife lover as it is extremely popular with bees and butterflies. Furthermore, jasmine is a highly manageable plant and is perfect for smaller gardens. Please note, this is a tender plant so is best planted in sheltered spots.