A List of Fragrant Perennials for Your Backyard Garden

Part of the You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening series.
By Ken Brown
Editor, YouCanLearnSeries.com
Updated:
March 29, 2008

Are you looking to add some fragrant flowers to your backyard landscape? Would you like to walk around a corner of your home and smell the sweet fragrance of lilac bush? What perennials are known for their fragrance? Here is a list that I have accumulated of fragrant perennials.

Smell the Fragrance from these Landscape Perennials

What is the first thing most people do when they see a beautiful flower? They will bend over to smell the fragrance from the flower. We all love the fragrances that are emitted from flowers. Perfume manufacturers capture the fragrance and allow the beautiful women in our lives to entice us even more with this sweet perfume. Do fragrant perennials work in our yards? What plants should we place in our backyard garden so we can enjoy the fragrance as we drift softly to sleep with a slight breeze coming through an open summer window?

I think as you peruse this list you won't be surprised at the plants you find. Most of us know that a lilac, rose and lavender are sweet surrenders. But did you realize that Climbing Hydrangeas, water lilies and crabapple trees also qualify as fragrant plants, trees and perennials?


Click on Viburnum photo to see larger photo.
The Viburnum is a wonderful perennial to hide foundation walls and air conditioners. Plus as a bonus you can smell the beautiful fragrance it emits.
The Viburnum produces it's fragrant blooms in late spring.

A List of Fragrant Perennials

The Lily is a perfect fragrant flower. Give them good drainage and some sun and you will be blessed with their fragrance in early to late summer.

The Crocus is a popular spring bulb. You always know that warm weather is about to break out for good when the crocus begins to bloom. Usually your first fragrant flower of the year.

The Lily of the Valley has charmed generations of plant lovers. Not only with their beauty but with their unique shape.

The Sweet Woodruff is the perfect plant to use along a border next to the house. Enjoy their fragrance by the patio for May and June blooms.


Click on Butterfly Bush photo to see larger photo.
The Butterfly Bush provides sweet fragrance to attract butterflies in late summer
The Butterfly Bush is a fragrant perennial that blooms in the late summer.


More About the Butterfly Bush Here.
The grey green leaves of Lavender English burst into June and July blooms of lavender purple, white, pink or blue flowers.

Roses will enhance the beauty of your backyard garden and provide you with their sweet fragrance suitable for a queen.

The Lilac has always been one of my favorite fragrant perennials. Even though their flower is short lived you will detect the wonderful aroma long before you see the plant.

The Privet will give you a hedge with a scent that some like and others dislike. The May and June flowers bloom in white and the plant is hardy in extreme city conditions.

Rhododendrons or Rhododendrens are early spring bloomers that entice the eye and the olfactory. Look for these evergreen plants to bloom shortly after the snow has melted.

Add yellow flowers of the Spicebush to your landscape. This grow anywhere in any soil condition plant is quite attractive. The flowers will be seen in April.

Viburnum can hide a foundation wall, a fence or even an air conditioner and also offers fragrant white or pink spring and summer flowers.

Witchhazel is a strange plant that blooms for several weeks in cold weather. Depending on the variety you choose they will bloom in January and February or they bloom in December.


Click on Rose Bush photo to see larger photo.
The Rose will enheighten the senses all summer long with it's beauty and the fragrance so sweet.
A Rose by any other name would still smell so sweet.
The beauty of Crabapple tree is matched by the lovely scent from the spring flowers. Take a deep breath and enjoy the fragrance.

The Linden tree has flowers that bloom a creamy yellow in late June and July. Enjoy this popular shade tree for the foliage and the fragrant flowers.

Don't we all love the Magnolia? I have a Star Magnolia in my backyard. The snow is melting and I know it won't be long before the huge flowers burst from their cocoon. This is an easy care plant / tree.

Did you think the Maple Tree would be on our list? The Maple tree has spring blooms of yellow, red or green.

Climbing Hydrangea needs support and will climb most anything. It blooms in late June with white flowers.

A vine named the Dropmore Honeysuckle has fragrant red flowers. You can enjoy it's fragrance from June to August.

Japanese Wisteria is a vine that will enhance any spring time breeze. It is a climbing plant that will grow 20 to 30 feet. The spring flowers come in colors of pink, purple and white.


Click on Rhododendren photo to see larger photo.
The Rhododendren is a shade garden perennial that will provide you with early spring fragrance.
The Rhododendren is a spring bloomer and on our list of fragrant perennials.


More About the Rhododendren Here.
We all love the Lotus blossom for color, beauty and scent in our ponds and water gardens. They stand above the water from 1 to 6 feet with mid-summer colors of orange, pink, red, yellow and white.

A popular pond plant is the Water Lily. It comes in many colors including white, yellow, pink and more. Fragrance and flowers during the entire summer.

I love the Butterfly Bush. The flowers are very interesting and spent many a summer afternoon drinking in their bouquet.

Which is Your Favorite Fragrant Plant?

Which one of these fragrant garden plants will work best in your landscape design? Since you can get many different plants you could make a little garden in your yard that will have some fragrant flower blooming nearly all year long. Which is your favorite flowering plant?


Home| About Us | NewsLetters | Contact Us |

Copyright © 2004-2014 You Can Learn Series

You Can Learn Series Home Page You Can Learn Series
You Can Learn Series Home Page Home            About the creators of YouCanLearnSeriesAbout Us      Contact YouCanLearnSeriesContact Us      Site map of YouCanLearnSeriesSite Map      Privacy Policy of You Can Learn SeriesPrivacy Policy       Terms of Use of You Can Learn Series web siteTerms of Use      
C# and ASP.Net Programming TipsC# and ASP.Net      SQL Tutorial, tips and tricks for DBA'sSQL       Landscaping Tips for Home GardenersLandscaping       WeightLifting Tips for the Young and OldWeightLifting       Kennos BlogBlog       Good health TipsGoodHealth       Learn about Great Travel DestinationsTravel     Web Business TipsWeb Business      You Can Learn Series OnLine StoreStore


You Can Learn C# and ASP.Net SeriesC# and ASP.Net
You Can Learn SQL SeriesSQL Tips

You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening SeriesLandscape Tips
  You Can Learn Landscaping Designs Series Design Ideas
   You Can Learn Landscaping Designs Series Southeast Gardens & Landscape Resources
   You Can Learn Landscaping Designs Series Midwest Gardens & Landscape Resources
  Landscape Design for shady areas of your garden.Shade Garden Design
  Landscape Design for foundation walls Landscape Design for Foundation Walls
  Landscape Design for full sun perennials adds interest all year long.Landscape Design for Full Sun Perennials
  Landscape Design for the side of house or side yards.Landscape Design for Side Yards
  Landscape Design for the side walk or home entrance.Landscape Design for SideWalks
  Fall Beauty Landscape Design Landscape Design Fall Beauty
  Landscape Design for Specimen Bushes and Trees Landscape Design Specimen Bush
  SemiCircle Landscape Design Shows Flowering LoveSemiCircle Landscape Design Shows Flowering Love
  Landscape Design is unique in the use of Hollies, Yews and Coral BellsLandscape Design for Holly, Coral Bells and Yews
  Corner Hot Spot Landscape DesignCorner Lot Design
  A great landscape design to hide the fence in the back yard with 4 season appealFour Season Extravaganza To Hide Fence Landscape Design

You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening SeriesFlower Planting Tips
  Sun loving perennials for those hot dry summer gardens.10 Sun Loving Perennials
  Shade loving perennials add interest to shady areas of your garden.10 Shade Loving Perennials
  An article on how to buy a plant from the internet.How To Buy Plants from Internet
  Add these fragrant flowers and perennials to your garden and landscape design. Fragrant Plants for Your Garden
  10 Things to do in the Fall for your GardenFall Garden Tips
  Time to Plant the Tulips, How to plant and whenTime To Plant Tulips
  Grasses are Landscape Designs Winter ShowcaseGrasses of Winter
  Anyone can start their garden in the winter with seedsStart with Seeds
  Steps to take to prepare your garden for spring.Spring Clean Up
  Photos of Butterflies on Butterfly Bushes and of a Praying MantisPraying Mantis
  You Can Learn Landscaping Plants Series Plants

You Can Learn Weightlifting SeriesWeightlifting Tips
Kennos BlogBlog
You Can Learn Good Health SeriesGood Health Tips
You Can Learn Series NewslettersNewsletters
Learn about Great Travel DestinationsTravel
You Can Learn Series Web Business TipsWeb Business Tips
Merchandise Available from You Can Learn SeriesMerchandise

Camping and Hiking supplies


Americas Public Schools

Learn insider tips from one of the web’s biggest podcasters Pat Flynn!

Tap Influence Co-Founder Holly Hamann details how to make your blog more brand friendly.

Tiny Cupcake Toppers, with Sheryl Bito

Figure Anatomy for the Artist, with Roberto Osti

BODYBUILDING PROTEIN

Shop Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Championship Gear at Fanatics.com

Dog Supplies

Lowest Prices on Fruit Trees, Shade Trees, Flower Bulbs, Perennials, House plants, Vegetable Plants, Seed and More!