5 Fragrant Plants that will Make your Garden Smell Amazing

Having a scented garden is a great way to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The best part about growing these plants is that you don’t need to be an expert gardener to grow them. These plants come in different sizes, shapes and types. Some release a sweet smell all day long, while others make you wait until evening and night to enjoy their sweet fragrance.

You can stick your nose in the air and enjoy their beautiful aromas or put on some gardening gloves and trim them into hedges for your home or patio. Here are 5 plants that you can plant in your garden to enjoy the fantastic fragrance.

Night-Blooming Jasmine

With the night-blooming jasmine in your garden, you will enjoy an intense and delightful scent every evening during the blooming season. Night-blooming jasmine flowers open only at dusk and close at dawn. It grows up to 10–12 feet high and can spread up to 6 feet. Night-blooming jasmine loves loose, well-draining sandy soil that is consistently moist. It blossoms intermittently year-round. It is native to the subtropics.

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It is one of the easiest to grow and it can flourish in every climate. Gardenia produces a powerful fragrance that is loved worldwide. Its blooms are big with hues of milky white. The best time to plant this magical plant is in fall or spring. It can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Gardenia can grow up to 6 feet tall under well-drained acidic soil and moderate.

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Lily of the Valley

The lily of the valley has delicate white blossoms with a nostalgic fragrance. It has bell-shaped flowers that come in pink and white hues. This dainty flower loves full to part shade in moist, well-draining soil and it is best to plant it in early spring. It is a hardy, low-maintenance ground cover that you can nearly plant and forget. The lily of the valley has toxins that can affect humans, dogs and cats. This plant should be kept away from children because it contains cardiac glycosides in all plant parts that can slow the heart and cause abnormal heart rhythm.

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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

It will offer you beautiful blooms with enchanting scents during the entire blooming season in all three colors. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow blooms from spring to the end of summer. This plant’s unusual name stems from the fact that it blooms in purple (yesterday), lavender (today), and pure white (tomorrow). It is one of the most manageable shrubs to grow. Yesterday, today, tomorrow shrubs can grow in any light exposure from the sun to shade. Though they can grow in any soil type, it does well in moist, well-draining and acidic soil.

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This sweet yellow flower represents love, and the aroma is believed to promote romantic dreams. Honeysuckle grows as a vine or as a shrub to a height of 10 meters. They prefer full sun to partial shade. You need a support structure if you want honeysucker to grow as a climbing vine. It does well in well-draining soil that must be kept moist during prolonged summer droughts. It has a sweet scent that attracts hummingbirds.

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Your garden will smell amazing with these fragrant plants mentioned in this article. These plants are a great addition to any home or business and look beautiful. Do you need to learn more about gardening or need help selecting a new plant for your garden? Please make sure you subscribe to our blog today.

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