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Great Fragrant Plants That Will Make Your Garden Smell Amazing Part 2

Back again to discuss the continuation of the first article 15 Great Fragrant Plants That Will Make Your Garden Smell Amazing. 

In an earlier article, there were already 5 fragrant plant recommendations that you can try now, followed by recommendations 6 through 15.

6. Sweet Alyssum

Sweet alyssum FLower
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Tiny blooms on this delicate annual beckon to pollinators. Sweet alyssum looks lovely cascading from containers, window boxes, and hanging baskets or tucked into a rock garden as a flowering ground cover. This plant likes full to part sun.


Snow Princess: Profuse white blooms all season long without deadheading

Dark Knight: Deep purple blooms pair well with other annuals in containers

7. Honeysuckle

Yellow honeysuckle gate

This showy, vigorous perennial vine spills beautifully over a trellis or fence-line, and pollinators love it, says Tankersley. Look for the native or newer types, which are not invasive like Japanese honeysuckle; prefers full sun.


Yellow honeysuckle: Native variety which tolerates a variety of soils

Scentsation: Flowers from mid-spring to late summer, followed by bright red berries

8. Rose

Eden Climbing Rose at Backyard Garden

"Every garden should have at least one rose," says Tankersley. "They're not as fussy as many people believe, and many newer roses also are highly selected for insect and disease resistance." When selecting a plant, read the tags and look for those that specifically state that they're scented, as some types have been bred more for form than fragrance. Blooms best in full sun.


Mr. Lincoln: An old favorite in a striking scarlet red color with an incredible scent

Princesse Charlene de Monaco: A new scented rose with light apricot to pink double flowers

9. Phlox

Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox

Phlox come in shades of pink, white, salmon, purple, red, and bi-colors. Plant as part of a mixed border or in large swaths for impact, suggests Tankersley. Many types self-seed, so they'll come back on their own next year. Give them plenty of air circulation so they won't get powdery mildew. Most prefer full sun but will tolerate some shade in hotter climates.


David: a pure white tall variety that's especially fragrant

Flame Pink: a compact hot pink type with an extra-long bloom time

10. Butterfly Bush

butterfly bush potted

Sometimes called summer lilac, this sturdy little shrub in shades of white, pink, or purple withstands drought, blooms all season long, and attracts pollinators. It's now available in dwarf varieties, so it won't overtake your garden, and newer types are not invasive. Set in borders or as mass plantings. She likes full sun.


Lo & Behold Blue Chip Jr.: Grows just 18 to 30 inches tall to fit in smaller spaces

Asian Moon: Larger size with deep purple flowers that have orange throats

11. Flowering Crabapple

Centurion Crab Apple Trees

This spring-flowering tree is a showy addition to the landscape with small crabapples and attractive fall color. Newer types are more disease-resistant. Likes full sun.


Prairie Fire: Dense, rounded shape with pinkish-red buds and good disease resistance

Royal Raindrops: Magenta flowers and striking deep purple foliage all season long

12. Peony

Peonia Madrid Ideal for Pots on your Patio

This shrubby perennial plant with glossy dark green foliage may require staking to keep its heavy blooms from drooping, but their lush, exuberant flowers are worth a tiny bit of extra work. Don't plant too deep or they won't bloom. The ants that visit the flowers aren't pests; they're simply sipping the nectar, says Tankersley. Prefers full sun.


Festiva Maxima: Classic for generations thanks pure white blooms with crimson flecks

Sarah Bernhardt: Heirloom with gorgeous medium-pink double blooms

13. Dianthus
Dianthus Flower ideal for pots in your garden

Dianthus is a low-growing perennial with a spicy or vanilla-like scent. It's often called "pinks" due to the fringed flower petals that appear to have been cut with pinking shears. Works well as edging or in containers. Likes full sun.


Fruit Punch Sweetie Pie: Pink flowers dance above silvery-blue mounds of grass-like foliage

It's all White: Pretty white double flowers with lots of fringes

14. Stock 

Amazing Cut Flower Varieties

This spicy-sweet smelling annual in shades of pink, purple, and white thrives in cool temperatures, so plant it as soon as the weather breaks in spring. Makes beautiful bouquets. Prefers sun to part shade.


Quartet Pink: Creamy yellow centers with pink edges and clove scent

Katz Ruby: Striking wine-red blooms on nice long stems for cutting

15. Koreanspice Viburnum

Viburnums Can Provide Plenty of Interest in the Garden

Viburnums are tough as nails, and these spring-blooming shrubs offer pretty pinkish-white flowers with a distinctively spicy scent. Generally deer-resistant, too. Likes part sun to sun.


Spice Girl: Pinkish flowers on a sturdy shrub with good fall color

Spice Baby: White flowers on a more compact plant

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