A Gallery of Fragrant Plants

Even the most beautifully designed and colorful garden is lacking an essential ingredient if it offers no fragrance. Use perfumed plants next to seating areas or alongside walkways to experience them in full.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
  • Fragrance of Mock Orange Shrub

    Mockorange (Philadelphus) 'Burfordensis'

    Mature size: 10 feet tall, 6 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to part shade, well-drained soil

  • Purple Somerset

    Daphne 'Somerset'

    Mature size: 5 feet tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to part shade; moist, well-drained soil

  • Erysimum, Fire King

    Wallflower (Erysimum cheiri) 'Fire King'

    Mature size: 10 inches tall, 8 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

  • Chocolate Scented Cosmos Plant

    Chocolate plant (Cosmos atrosanguineus)

    Mature size: 30 inches tall, 18 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun; moist, well-drained soil

  • Yellow Mahonia Produces Fragrance

    Mahonia (Mahonia x media)

    Mature size: 15 feet tall, 12 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to part shade; moist, full-drained soil

  • Escapade Rose

    Rose 'Escapade'

    Mature size: 30 inches tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, moist soil

  • Lavender Munstead has Fragrant Scent

    Lavender 'Munstead'

    Mature size: 18 inches tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

  • Dianthus Pinks Known for Fragrant Scent

    Dianthus 'Bovey Belle'

    Mature size: 12 inches tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

  • Fragrant Rhododendron

    Rhododendron luteum

    Type: deciduous. Mature size: 12 feet tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: part shade, moist soil

  • White Flowers of the Christmas Box

    Christmas box (Sarcococca confusa)

    Mature size: 6 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: part to full shade, moist soil

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

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