8 Fragrant Flowers That Will Make Your Garden Smell and Look Amazing

Heliotrope

Teri Speight, a master gardener and author of Black Flora: Profiles of Inspiring Black Flower Farmers and Florists, says this sweet-smelling annual smells like cherry pie

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Rose

The smells of roses (Rosa) vary greatly, according on the type you are cultivating in your yard. With scents ranging from musky to fruity, such as Jude the Obscure and Snow Goose

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Sweetshrub

Calycanthus floridus, commonly known as sweetshrub, is a deciduous shrub that grows quickly and is native to the United States. Waxy green leaves appear in the middle of spring and remain that way through

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Gardenia

A favorite in the perfume world, gardenia smells even better in the garden. These milky-white flowers bring a strong, intoxicating scent to your landscape. Depending on the variety, gardenias can be grown as shrubs or small trees.

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Chocolate Daisy

As the name suggests, the native perennial chocolate daisy (Berlandiera lyrata) smells like chocolate. The blooms usually bloom all summer long, with centers ranging from green to red.

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Carnation

Dianthus caryophyllus, or carnations, are often used in bouquets and are available in a variety of hues, including white, pink, yellow, and red.

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Sweet Pea

The aroma of these spring-blooming annual vines varies, with Cupani, an heirloom variety, being the most traditional. Sweet peas (Lathyrus) make a wonderful addition to a front yard garden

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Fragrant Daphne

Gardeners are rewarded with a stunning display of daphne flowers on little mounding shrubs at the end of winter. The air around the shrub is fragrant with the sweetest, freshest perfume emanating

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