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Scented Perennials

Scented perennials are an elegant addition to any garden, offering both visual beauty and captivating fragrances. These plants provide pleasure throughout the year with their aromatic blooms and foliage, turning your outdoor space into an immersive, sensory delight. Ideal for planting near walkways, patios and entrances, perennials can enhance the ambiance of your garden and create a welcoming atmosphere. Explore this collection of scented perennials to find the perfect plants for adding fragrance and charm to your garden.

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Scented Perennials – more info

Enhance your garden with the enduring beauty and fragrance of scented perennials. Consider options like lavender plants for their soothing scent and versatility, and dianthus, which offers a spicy, clove-like fragrance. Regular deadheading and proper spacing can enhance their growth and scent. You can even choose varieties that bloom at different times of the year to ensure continuous fragrance in your garden. You’ll find more information and guidance below.

Which perennial has the strongest fragrance?

Opinions differ and it’s fairly subjective, but lavender is often considered one of the strongest and most delightful fragrances among perennials. Its intense, soothing scent is easily recognisable, and can fill your garden with a calming aroma.

Which scented perennials are best in patio containers?

Scented perennials like lavender, rosemary and dianthus are among those ideal for patio containers, making them a versatile option for adding a pleasant scent to your outdoor living spaces.

Which perennials have the best evening scent?

Jasmine and honeysuckle both provide enchanting evening scents, creating a delightful atmosphere for outdoor relaxation at the end of the day.

Which perennials do pollinators like the smell of?

You’ll find pollinators are attracted to a wide range of scented perennials, with nepeta, phlox, lavender and salvia plants among the prime examples.