Fragrant Options for the Garden

Looking for something sweet? These fragrant plants will be a delightful addition to your garden.
Purple Wildflowers

Purple Wildflowers

Related To:

Here's a look at some super-fragrant options for the garden:

Chocolate Flower (Berlandiera lyrata): This native wildflower produces dark-eyed, yellow daisies that exude a rich, chocolate aroma in the morning. Best with minimal water once established. Can reseed. Perennial.

Sunset Hyssop (Agastache rupestris): Bold brushes of sunset orange flowers from August to frost. Native to high mountains of the Southwest, the whole plant exudes a rich, root-beer aroma. An exotic contribution to water-smart gardens or perennial borders.

Lavender (Lavandula): These fragrant European plants of the mint family have spikes of pale-purplish flowers and yield a distinct aroma and aromatic oil.

Sea Foam Artemisia (Aremisia versicolor): This vigorous, attractive groundcover has lacy, mounding foliage of silvery blue and smells wonderful when rubbed up against. Clump-forming and noninvasive. Perennial.

Night-Scented Stock (Matthiola bicornis): Deliciously scented flowers which open in the evening. Ideal for window boxes.

Carol Mackie Daphne (Daphne x burkwoodii): This trim shrub has whorls of nearly evergreen, cream-edged foliage. It produces a heavy display of very fragrant, pale pink flowers in spring, and often again in the fall. It is adaptable and quick-growing.

Angel Trumpet (Brugmansia): Exotic shrubs which blossom with large, sweet-smelling, trumpetlike flowers.

Sources: Plant Select; Botanic Gardens; Colorado State University

Fragrant Shrubs

See All Photos

Shop This Look

Next Up

How to Grow Lily of the Valley

Dress up your yard’s shady spots with the fragrant blooms of an old-fashioned favorite.

How to Grow and Care for Citronella

Do citronella plants repel mosquitoes? There are two different kinds of citronella plants and only one has any effect on pesky insects. But they're both nice to grow.

Growing Carnation Flowers

Wonderfully fragrant and old-fashioned, carnation plants bring scent-sational beauty to the garden.

Our Favorite Botanical Skin Care and Wellness Products

Up your self-care game and indulge in these unique products using honey, herbs, flowers and even goat's milk to keep you looking and feeling great.

Pothos Plant: Care and Growing Tips

Pothos is an easy-care houseplant with specific light needs that will thrive in the right environment.

How to Care for a Fiddle Leaf Fig

Pruning, watering, repotting, oh my! Keep your finicky ficus alive and thriving with our 10 easy-to-follow tips.

How to Grow and Care for Peace Lily Plants

What’s not to love about peace lily, an easy-to-grow indoor plant that brings life and color to low-light spots while also purifying the air. Follow our advice for growing and maintaining peace lily and it'll soon become your go-to gift plant for friends and family, too.

Control Vine Growth

Use these tips to grow eye-catching vines outside your home.

Irrigation 101: Garden Watering Options

What is the best watering system for your yard? Use this helpful guide to save water, money and time.

How to Grow and Care for Polka Dot Plant

Add vibrant color indoors or to your containers with these tips for caring for polka dot plant.

Go Shopping

Get product recommendations from HGTV editors, plus can’t-miss sales and deals.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.