Scent is one of the strongest human senses, and fragrance gardens can add a new dimension to your landscape.
With thoughtful planning and design, it's not hard to create a pleasant fragrance garden using the tangy scent of tea olive blooms, the heady perfume of gardenia flowers, or the resinous smell of pine needles. Many edible plants, such as tomato, citrus, and herbs, have strong scents that can be incorporated into your fragrance garden.
Some plants release their fragrance with the heat of the sun, while others emit a scent only when crushed. Some plants, like night-blooming jasmine, moon vine, and angel's trumpet, have a scent only at night.
You can easily create a garden devoted to fragrance, as Florida is blessed with hundreds of divinely-scented plants—the trouble will be choosing which ones you want to plant!
- Adding Daytime Fragrance to Your Miami-Dade Landscape (PDF)
- Fragrant Flowers Add Another Dimension to Gardens (PDF)
- Lavandula angustifolia Lavender
- Night Time Fragrance for Your Miami-Dade Garden (PDF)
- Nymphaea odorata Fragrant Waterlily
- Picture-perfect Paperwhites (PDF)
- Prunus caroliniana Cherry-Laurel
- Rosemary is for Remembrance (PDF)
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- Banana Shrub
- Butterfly Bush
- Carolina Jessamine
- Confederate Jasmine
- Flowering Tobacco
- Scented Geraniums
- Sensory Gardens
- Tea Olive
- Calycanthus floridus, Sweetshrub--Floridata.com
- Florida Moon Garden--Florida Native Plant Society, Hernando Chapter
- Fragrant Plants--Floridata.com
- Fragrant Plants for the Shade--Gardens Florida
- Paper Bush: A Shrub for Winter Color and Fragrance--University of Georgia Cooperative Extension (PDF)
- Sweetshrub, a Necessary Shrub for Fragrant Gardens--Dave's Garden