by Amanda

My Shirley Temple Peonies just opened their snow white blooms and my first instinct was to lean down and take a breath of their intoxicating scent. The sweet fragrance of blooms adds a lovely sensory element to your garden bursting in color. Scatter fragrant perennials and spring bulbs throughout your garden to enjoy the wonderful, sweet scent all season – Both outside in your garden and brought inside for beautiful, sweet-smelling bouquets.

Perennials that will take off in the first year and provide years of growth, blooms, and wonderful fragrance are Peonies, Butterfly Bushes, Dianthus (Carnations), Bee Balm, Clematis, Phlox and Lavender (of course!). Try staggering bloom times and arranging plants in different areas of the garden, to provide a lingering fragrance throughout.

Spring Bulbs are famous for their gorgeous, show-stopping blooms, but many also provide a treat for the nose with their powerful fragrance. Try planting any variety of Oriental Lily, Peruvian Daffodils, Belladonna Lilies or Naked Ladies, and Baboon Flowers. These bulbs will not only make a striking statement with their beautiful blooms, but help to add fragrance to your garden.

For all you wildflower lovers, there are plenty of wildflower options that will create both a wonderful, eye-catching meadow and fragrance to your property. Try varieties such as Dame’s Rocket, Sweet Pea, Bird’s Eye, Lavender Hyssop, Bee Balm, and Moon Flower.

Can’t decide which varieties to plant for your fragrant meadow? Try our Fragrant Wildflower Mixture, comprised of 16 different wildflowers that will create a sweet, rainbow of color for years and years.

There is a special connection between the scent of a familiar flower and the memory it brings to mind. Create new memories for you, your loved ones, and guests by planting fragrant flowers throughout your garden.

Happy Gardening!

  1. Creeping Thyme, Thymus praecox Coccineus with Lavender

    Creeping Thyme Coccineus is one of the very best flowering groundcovers. 1 to 3 inches tall in sun or partial shade. (Thymus praecox)...

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    Creeping Thyme Coccineus is one of the very best flowering groundcovers. 1 to 3 inches tall in sun or partial shade. (Thymus praecox)
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  2. May Night Meadow Sage

    May Night is the top signature Salvia, with famous deep blue/purple blooms. A big favorite. Perennial plant of the year in 1997. (Salvia nemorosa)...

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    May Night Salvia Meadow Sage May Night Salvia nemorosa May Night
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    May Night is the top signature Salvia, with famous deep blue/purple blooms. A big favorite. Perennial plant of the year in 1997. (Salvia nemorosa)
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  3. Pink Peony Sarah Bernhardt, Paeonia lactiflora

    'Sarah Bernhardt' is a beloved Peony with large double flowers in fresh, pastel pink. Introduced in 1906, this longtime favorite blooms dependably year after year and presents a heal...

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    Sarah Bernhardt Peony Sarah Bernhardt Double Peony Paeonia lactiflora Sarah Bernhardt
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    'Sarah Bernhardt' is a beloved Peony with large double flowers in fresh, pastel pink. Introduced in 1906, this longtime favorite blooms dependably year after year and presents a healthy amount of emerald green foliage to add interest to the garden throughout the season. Also known for its fragrance, 'Sarah Bernhardt' makes a great cut flower - try it in arrangements or float it all by itself in a simple bowl. Like all peonies, this one is deer resistant, cold hardy and extremely long-lived. (Paeonia lactiflora)
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  4. Red and Pink and White Peony Cotton Candy Mix, Paeonia lactiflora, Peony

    Cotton Candy Peony Mix is the perfect choice for peony lovers that just can’t decide! This selection of classic colors includes one each of: 'Sarah Bernhardt' (pink), 'Karl Rosen...

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    Cotton Candy Peony Mix Cotton Candy Double Peony Mix Paeonia lactiflora Cotton Candy Mix
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    Cotton Candy Peony Mix is the perfect choice for peony lovers that just can’t decide! This selection of classic colors includes one each of: 'Sarah Bernhardt' (pink), 'Karl Rosenfield' (red), and 'Shirley Temple' (white). Each tried and true variety has impressive 6-8” wide flowers, perfect for summer arrangements and wedding bouquets. Peonies are long-lived plants that hold their foliage beautifully after their bloom season has passed. (Paeonia lactiflora)
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