Plants for a Fragrant Garden

These enchanting flowers smell as lovely as they look and make for a sweetly scented addition to any garden.

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2009, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Scented Garden

Scent is an essential part of the yard and garden, and an area filled with scented plants will always be enticing. The scented elements of this border are roses and lavender.

Rosa 'Felicia'

Rosa 'Felicia' is a hardy, hybrid musk rose producing large clusters of cupped, double, fragrant, light pink flowers and abundant dark green leaves.

Geranium Pratense

Geranium pratense, or meadow cranesbill, is a medium to tall grassland perennial with deeply cut leaves and long, hairy reddish stems. The flowers, which are out from June to September, consist of five un-notched violet blue petals.

Sisyrinchium Striatum

Sisyrinchium striatum is an evergreen perennial with a clump-forming habit. Its foliage is linear to lance-shaped and stiff. In early summer unbranched stems bear stalkless clusters of open, cup-shaped, fragrant pale yellow flowers.

Lavandula Angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote', or English lavender, has flowers that appear in terminal spikes in late spring to early summer. Both foliage and flowers are highly aromatic. Leaves are evergreen in warm winter climates.

Rosa 'Pink Bells'

Rosa 'Pink Bells' is a hardy spreading groundcover rose producing pompon, fully double, bright pink flowers with abundant mid-green foliage.