9 Plants for a More Fragrant Garden


A annual growing flowering plant in the iris family, freesias are often cut and put in bouquets because they smell so good. They come in white, yellow, red, and lavender. This flower comes from the tropics and grows in USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11


A gardenia, or Gardenia jasminoides, is a type of evergreen shrub with white flowers and dark green leaves. They are in the Rubiaceae family and are sometimes called cape jasmine.


Heliotrope, or Heliotropium arborescens, is a shrub-like plant that has small groups of fragrant purple flowers that smell like cherry vanilla. They are great for adding to a yard that is full of scents.


Honeysuckle, or Lonicera, is the general name for more than 180 different types of heat-tolerant plants that have a sweet smell and small, tube-shaped flowers that are full of juice and draw bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.


Hyacinths are lovely plants that smell nice and would look great in your spring yard. Many types of hyacinth are immune to animals (but poisonous to pets) and simple for people who have never grown plants before to grow.


The common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) is a bush that usually blooms in late spring or early summer with bright, fragrant flowers. Lilac bushes have thick leaves before they flower.


Despite the fact that they are most often discovered in Southeast Asia and the Himalayas, Magnolias also have robust populations all across the Americas, where they are particularly well-liked in botanical gardens.

Orage jasmine

The orange jasmine plant, or Murraya paniculata, is a small, warm-weather annual shrub that comes from Asia and Australia. This exotic plant has white flowers that smell nice and are called orange blossoms.


Peonies, also called Paeonia, are big flowers with lots of fluffy petals. People have been growing these very sweet flowers for almost 2,000 years. They come in red, pink, orange, white, and yellow.