There are so many fragrant flowers to choose from, it’s hard to decide which ones to plant in your garden.
Roses always come to mind when considering fragrance and beauty, but you might want to consider other, less popular flowers that are equally as fragrant and beautiful as the rose.
Here is a list of the top 5 most fragrant flowers that are easy to grow in a home garden.
1. Jasmine (Jasminum)
Perennial shrub that has over 200 varieties, all of which produce delicate white blooms and a strong fragrance.
Some people find the scent of jasmine to be too over-powering, and the fragrance can be smelled up to a mile away from the shrub on a warm, summer’s evening.
However, if planted in the right location, the heady fragrance of jasmine is a welcomed scent as it wafts through the air.
2. Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)
Gardenia is an easy care shrub that will grow almost anywhere. The shrub has glossy green leaves and produce large, milky white blooms with a lovely fragrance.
The fragrance of gardenias is absorbed into surrounding plants and the area is filled with fragrance. The scent is strongest after a rain.
3. Freesia (Freesia)
Trumpet shaped blooms born on long stems makes freesia an excellent cutting flower, and the fruity fragrance will fill your home.
This is a perennial plant that blooms in summer.
Freesia comes in many bloom colors, but white or yellow will give off the most fragrance.
4. Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
Perennial vine that can reach up to 40 feet in length. The vine is hardy and can be grown in almost all climates.
Clusters of yellow or red blooms will appear in mid-summer and fill the air with a fragrance that smells like a mixture of honey and vanilla.
The center stamens can be pulled from a flower to reveal one drop of nectar that is edible and tastes like honey.
5. Stargazer Lily (Lilium orientalis)
All lily varieties are fragrant, but the Stargazer is the most fragrant of all.
The large, colorful bloom gives the appearance that is is looking up at the stars and the fragrance the blooms emit smells like blended spices.
Stargazer lily is an oriental hybrid perennial that grow well in partial shade and comes in many different blooms colors.