Fragrant Flowers



Here are some wonderful plants to add to your graden for the lovely scent they bring. You want your garden to not only delight your eyes, but also bring a fragrant lift to your atmosphere.

acidanthera
frost-tender bulb
white blooms with purple centers, grows 2 feet tall

agastache
tender perennial
also called anise hyssop, popular with butterfleis

alyssum sweet
annual
good edging plant - white, rose, blue, purple

buddleia
tender shrub
trusses of butterfly-enticing blossoms all summer long

chamomile
perennial
creeping plants with puntent foliage, tiny white blooms

chive
perennial herb
member of onion family, blue cloverlike heads in spring

chrysanthemum
perennial
most varieties have pungent flowers, foliage

dianthus
perennial
large scented family includes pinks, carnations and sweet William

four o'clock
annual
multicolored flowers open in late afternoon

freesia
frost-tender bulb
in warm climates plant in fall; in north plant in late spring

heliotrope
annual
good bedding or container plant, with dark blue or purple flowers

honeysuckle
vine or shrub
vigorous plants wiht sweetly scented spring flowers

hyacinth
hardy bulb
heady fragrance in early spring, plant in masses for best efect

iris
perennial
bearded varieites are generally the most fragrant, requires sun

jasmine
vine
tropical plant for warm climate gardens; grow indoors in the north

lavender
perennial
many varieites. both flowers and foliage are fragrant, dries well

lilac
shrub
great hedge plant; mix species for longer season

ily o fthe valley
hardy bulb
vigorous groundcover for shady areas, spring flowers

lily, hardy
bulb
many varieties and colors; oriental hybrids are most fragrant

monarda
perennial
vigorous member of mint valmily, bee balm, summer blooms

narcissus
hardy bulb
varieties with small flowers have more fragrance

nasturtium
annual
available in both trailing and bush varities, peppery aroma

nepeta
perennial
includes catmint and catnip, bright blue flowers, fragrant foliage

nicotiana
annual
also called flowering tobacco, sylvestria species is most fragrant

pansy
annual
prefers cool weather; yellow flowers are most fragrant

peony
perennial
fragrant blooms appear n May. Coems in pink white red

petunia
annual
sun loving plants for beds or containers, scent most noticeable at dusk

phlox
perennial
paniculata species are most fragrant. summer bloomer in many colors

rose
shrub
queen of fragrance; old fashioned varieties tend to have best scent

sweet pea
annual
both bush and trialing forms. likes cool most weather

tuberose
frost-tender bulb
in north start plants early indoors. good container plant

violet
perennial
heart shaped leaves. blue purple rose spotted and white flowers



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