The Best Fragrant Flowers for Your Garden

Can you imagine lying on the grass, smelling the fresh scents of the flower and plants around you? Sounds like a fairy tale, right? But this fairy tale could actually come true if you just a green thumb to grow your garden and plant the most fragrant flowers in your yard.

1. Dianthus

This family of old-fashioned favorites is grown for their pink, white, or red, spicy fragrant flowers and their often-evergreen clumps or mats of gray-blue, grassy leaves. Taller types are excellent for cutting. Dianthus includes both annual and perennial types with the perennial types suited to Zones 3-9.

Dianthus

 

2. Gardenia

Among the most famous fragrances in the garden world, gardenias bear a heavy scent and lovely white flowers. Happily, this shrub can be grown indoors or out.

Gardenia

 

3. Nicotiana

Look for old-fashioned varieties of nicotiana to fill your garden with a strong, sweet fragrance. Plant it near your patio or bedroom window as the scent is most pronounced at night.

Nicotiana

 

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