Fragrant Garden

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Fragrant Garden

Fragrant plants add another dimension to the garden. Sitting near a scented geranium and rubbing the leaves while the evening cools, walking close enough to the herb bed to brush by the lemon verbena, or bending down to smell the iris; these plants lure us into the garden and excite our senses.

Woody Plants:

  • Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
  • Hamamelis 'Arnold's Promise' (Witchhazel)
  • Lonicera 'Hall's' (Honeysuckle)
  • Magnolia
  • Malus (Crabapple)
  • Philadelphus (Mockorange)
  • Syringa (Lilac)
  • Viburnum x burkwoodii
  • Viburnum x carlcephalum
  • Viburnum x carlesii
  • Viburnum x judii
  • Viburnum x pragense


  • Convollaria (Lily of the Valley)
  • Dianthus'Bath's Pink'
  • Hemerocallis (Daylily)
  • Hosta
  • Iris (Bearded)
  • Lathyrus (Sweet Pea)
  • Paeonia (Peony)
  • Phlox


  • Antirrhinum (Snapdragon)
  • Heliotropium(Heliotrope)
  • Lobularia (Alyssum)
  • Nicotiana
  • Pelargonium (Geranium)
  • Petunia
  • Viola (Pansy)


  • Hyacinthus (Hyacinth)
  • Lilium
  • Narcissus (Daffodil)

Many plants, especially herbs release fragrance from their leaves when rubbed.