10 Best Fragrant Flowers to Scent Your Spring Garden
Flowers can add color and life, but many of them also add intoxicating fragrance. There’s nothing like walking outside and smelling the sweet smell of flowers wafting towards you. Scented gardens are an amazing experience and will definitely make you spent more time outdoors, it also can give a new dimension to your garden. There is nothing more natural than a plant that smells absolutely delicious. Your guests will thank you, and you’ll always want one of these best smelling plants in your home.
Gardenia is a long blooming evergreen shrub that produces beautiful white flowers. These flowers are not only delicate and pretty looking, but are also one of the most fragrant in the world. They will mesmerize you with a unique creamy fragrance. Gardenia flowers are also widely used for making perfumes all around the world.
lavender is a shrub plant. In most species the leaves are covered in fine hairs which normally contain the essential oils. The flowers may be blue, violet or lilac in the wild species, occasionally blackish purple or yellowish.
This plant is a shrub with small white and pink flowers that are quite fragrant. There are a few different species of daphne, so you want to be sure to get the fragrant daphne. Many species flower in late winter or very early spring, they let you know when spring is arrive. They range in color from white, greenish yellow or yellow to bright pink and purple.
Lily Of Valley (Convallaria)
The plant has pretty, sweet-smelling, white or pale pink flowers , bell-shaped blossoms and rich, dark green, shiny leaves. The blossoms appear early in the spring and bloom into early summer. Those little flowers have the power to spread their fragrance throughout the whole garden. Lily of the valley grows low so it is great as a ground cover and it prefers moist soil. Be advised that this plant is poisonous when ingested, so plant well away from kids and pets.
Lilac is a highly scented, favorite shrub for the garden that produces great clouds of highly scented blossoms in shades of purple, mauve, yellow and white. This bushes are also known as the butterfly bush. They attract butterflies and have beautiful, clusters of flowers. They prefer a rather lax care routine as they produce more blossoms without pruning. This is because they flower on old wood. It is best to provide a light pruning right after flowering is complete.
All Paeoniaceae Family are deciduous perennial herbs or shrubs that produce big, blowsy, sweetly-scented flowers. They will honor your garden with beautiful flowers and adorable scent for many years. Peonies may become top-heavy because of the weight of the flowers, so you may need to stake the plants to keep them from toppling over at the height of the blooming season. But have in mind that not all varieties of peonies are fragrant. Check whether a variety is scented before you buy it. Some of the best fragrant varieties are ‘Shirley Temple’ Peony and ‘Felix Crousse’ Peony.
Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)
Star Jasmine is a pretty evergreen vine that is native to southern Asia. The vine has lovely, glossy leaves and beautifully scented, star-shaped white flowers. You must already know how unbelievably sweet the jasmine smells. The scent of Jasmine is often called “the perfume of love.” It’s strong, sweet scent wafting on the breeze is truly arresting.This popular tropical plant has beautiful small flowers open in white and yellowish colors. It is an interesting fact that the jasmine produces intense fragrance at night, especially during full Moon.
Sweet Pea (Lathyrus)
The sweet pea has been spreading its fragrance in gardens for 300 years. They grow easily from seed and provide billowing, beautiful, multi-colored, sweetly scented flowers which lasts from early spring till late summer. The long-lasting flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies and do well when used in flower arrangements.
Anytime you are talking about good smelling flowers, roses need to be mentioned. This popular flower has it all – undeniable beauty and irresistible fragrance. There are 100 different species of roses in the world -some prettier than others and some more fragrant as well- so you can choose the ones that you like best.
Hyacinth grows from bulb, it will fulfill your garden with a potent, mesmerizing scent and beautiful colors -purple, pink, red, white, and yellow- It is probably one of the most fragrant spring flowers. Hyacinths thrive in any well-drained soil in full to partial sun or you can also grow hyacinth in containers as well.