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13 Perfume-Inspired Plants for Bouquets and Centerpieces

These flowers, herbs, fruits and leaves will fill your garden and home with fragrance.

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White Rose

'Madame Hardy' is a vigorous Damask rose with dark green leaves. Its white blossoms' sweet notes pair well with pine, sage and ginger.

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Japanese Angelica

Japanese angelica sports large, flat branches of green leaves with white margins. White flowers followed by black fruits appear from late summer. The plant adds color variation and a woodsy fragrance to bouquets.

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Lemon Balm

This bright, yellow-green plant doesn't smell like lemons, but pairs well with citrus fruit, flowers and herbs in a bouquet or centerpiece.

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Star Jasmine

Star jasmine is a woody evergreen that needs a sunny, sheltered wall. Pure white, scented flowers arrive in mid- to late summer.

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