We have compiled a list of 15 fragrant flowers that will make your garden smell amazing.

A garden is more than just a place to sit and smell the flowers. It should have visual appeal too, with colors that excite your senses or intricate patterns in bloom for all five of yours!

Scent is often the last thought when planning a garden (if it’s even on your mind). However, this could be one of the best ways to take your own space from average and make it stand out.

Here are the 15 best fragrant plants to make your garden smell amazingly!

1. Sweet Alyssum

This compact plant has a distinctive scent that can fill up any space. The small, white flowers appear on short stalks and release their sweet smell as they open to reveal four petals each shaped like an arc between two points – which make them look something akin to the letter “u.”

Sweet alyssum is often used as ground cover because it tolerates heat and drought, but not cold. It can grow in USDA zones 5 through 9 with little maintenance required!

2. Rose

Gardeners love roses for many reasons, but the most popular reason is that they have a strong scent. A person could easily get caught up in admiring this beautiful plant and just take some time out of their day to appreciate its beauty.

The time you invest in learning how to care for your plants will be worth it. You might think that they’re not easy, but once the hang of things and with some patience (and plenty water!) these tough little flowers can really take off! They grow best in USDA zones 3-11.

3. Peony

There are so many different types of peony that it could be difficult to pick just one. Some gardeners report smells like citrus, spice or even roses in their flowers! But this variety also comes with no scent at all – which means you don’t have any bias when picking your favorite flower type for fragrance alone.

This plant is not only grown for the flowers. The colorful pink, purple or white blooms are complemented by lush deep green leaves that fill a garden – even when it’s not in bloom! Easily cultivated and tough enough to handle zones 3 through 8.

4. Hyacinth

The hyacinth is a bright and friendly flower that smells like the best part of summer. It only takes one plant for this intoxicating scent to fill up an entire garden with life, thanks in large part because each stalk houses several tightly packed colorful blooms-a true symbol for springtime!

Hyacinths are one of the most popular container plants around. The scent is strong and will fill your home with a delightful aroma, it also lasts for quite some time! They come in many different colors so you can mix them up or just focus on having an impressive display plant collection at any given moment.

Whether planted outdoors or inside as part of their hardiness zone suggests ( USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9), these flowers continue to bloom year after.

5. Lavender

The many memories lavender evokes are brought to life by this  well-known, herbaceous plant . The unusual floral scent of these beautiful flowers also lasts when dried and the smell never fades away!

Lavender is a popular scent in the culinary world for its intense botanical flavour. It can be added to salads, used as syrup on drinks or foods and it also has many other uses! Best if grown in USDA Hardiness Zone 5–9.

6. Gardenia

Those who’ve spent just a few minutes in the perfume store will understand how popular gardenias are. The scent is described as creamy, elegant and romantic by both gardeners and connoisseurs alike! Why buy their perfume when you can enjoy this beautiful floral fragrance at home?

The plants produce flowers from spring to fall and emit their famous fragrance for most of the year. USDA Hardiness Zone 8-11.

7. Garden Phlox

Phlox is a fragrant, but lesser known member of the flower family. The tall bloom times from spring into late summer and come in many different colors with an intense scent that has been described sweet or spicy depending on its individual character traits.

Garden phlox can be found in both sunny and shady spots. It has the unfortunate reputation for being prone to powdery mildew, but you are able combat this issue by increasing air circulation around your plants or seeds if they have been infected with it already! USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8.

8. Heliotrope

A classic cottage garden staple, Heliotrope is often compared to hydrangea. It has small flowers that release the sweet fragrance of cherries or vanilla in summertime when they are bathed in sunlight. The common nickname for this plant – cherry pie plant- certainly suits its floral appearance well!

It’s no secret that people are discovering the benefits of heliotropes. For those who want a strong, long lasting fragrance without any surprises on their skin—choose classic deep purple varieties such as lavender or geraniums! It thrives best in USDA Hardiness Zone 9-11.

9. Jasmine

The jasmine plant has a strong, sweet fragrance that’s often described as tropical. Growing in large clusters and smelling like flowers for miles around – you’ll be hard-pressed finding another aroma quite like this one!

The jasmine plant is a member of the rose family and can be grown both outdoors or indoors. It has tropical fragrance that fills up any room it’s in during its flowering stage, making this flower perfect for your home! The USDA Hardiness Zone rating for these plants vary between 9 – 11.

10. Flowering Tobacco

The flowers of Nicotiana are so fragrant that they have been used for centuries as a substitute in perfumes. Italian monks, who would smoke its leaves to relieve their asthma problems and calm nerves before bedtime, first discovered this plant.

The beautiful flowers of the flowering tobacco are worth planting in USDA Hardiness Zone 10 to 11. Some varieties only last for a few days, but their striking appearance and sweet fragrance can make up for it!

11. Angel’s Trumpet

Botanically known as Brugmansia, this tree produces impressive carpets of trumpet-shaped flowers. It can grow 10 feet tall or taller and has beautiful white petals that bloom at night with hints of citrus scent to them.

Brugmansia is a plant that thrives in containers with enough watering and fertilizer. The giant flowers will attract pollinators to your patio, while its smell may lead you there too! USDA Hardiness Zone 9-12.

12. Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle varieties are famous for their sweetness in scent and taste, attracting hummingbirds all season long. There are over 180 different colors to choose from – an option sure not only for people who love flowers but also gardeners with every type of preference!

Honeysuckle plants are so fast-growing, they’ll produce hundreds of flowers in just a few weeks. The color carpet formed from this plant’s clusters provides an incredible source for natural beauty! They thrive best in USDA hardiness zones 6-9.

13. Freesia

Another beautiful, trumpet-shaped flower is often grown indoors and the bulbs are placed on sunny windowsills to bloom. The fragrance of this plant upon opening can’t be matched by any other flowers I’ve smelled before!

These scented flowers are a great way to add beauty and fragrance into your backyard. A variety of colors can be used for an eye-catching display, such as white, purple red blue or even green! They all release their scents along the flower garden, and thrive best in USDA Hardiness Zone 7-11.

14. Flowering Crabapple

If you thought humble apples could not get any better, think again. Flowering crabapples are popular ornamental trees of the Malus genus and in spring they will burst with colorful blooms that have a variety of fragrances, from sweet smelling apples to more spicier aromas reminiscent of cinnamon or cloves. They thrive best in USDA zones 4-8.

Along with the delicious fragrance, you’ll have some delectable fruits at the end of summer. Maybe not so much to your taste buds but definitely for those who like them; crabapples are usually avoided by humans due their sour flavor – after all these things were originally cultivated as bird food!

15. Magnolia

The Magnolia tree is one of the most popular trees in the South. It releases a scent described as sweet, citrusy and champagne-like which can be found on perfumes or body products for fragrance lovers everywhere!

Magnolia trees are a great plant to grow, but it takes some commitment. They’re slow-growing and require space depending on the variety you choose for them. Once they start blooming though your reward will be worth all of that effort! Magnolias thrive best in USDA Hardiness Zone 7 – 9.