Garden centers and nurseries offer so many fragrant perennials these days. Fragrant perennials are available in a variety of bloom color, foliage fragrance, and growth type for every garden style and size. We have found 32 pretty fragrant perennials to consider for their fragrance as well as their beauty. Maybe you’ll find one that fits your garden needs or garden style among these pretty fragrant perennials. Then again maybe you’re searching for something different for your garden, something more bold and daring. Either way, today’s garden growers and nurseries have many fragrant perennials to select from.
These are 32 pretty fragrant perennials that can meet a variety of a garden’s needs. Take a look at these beautiful and fragrant perennials and let us know what you think.
Sweet Black Cherry Dianthus produces punch colored fragrant blooms from early Spring until Fall. The 18 to 36 inch tall perennial are excellent as cut flowers or for use in container gardening. Sun loving dianthus is deer resistant and heat tolerant.
Raspberry Surprise Dianthus produces fragrant pink 2 inch double flowers with burgundy-red eyes on blue-green foliage. The 10 to 12 inch tall dianthus is great for rock gardens, edging, and container gardens. The sun loving dianthus blooms in Spring and is both deer and rabbit resistant.
Rosella’s Dream Lily Asiatic Hybrid has beautiful blush pink petal tips with a speckled clear white base bloom. A compact perennial ideal for containers, loves full or part Sun, grows 28 to 30 inches tall, and makes for an excellent cut flower. The Summer blooming Rosella’s Dream Lily is disease, heat, humidity, cold, and drought resistant.
The Chorus Line Daylily transforms into a shimmering sea pink of 3 ½ inch blooms during the Summer. The 18 to 20 inch tall daylily is cold tolerant and rabbit resistant.
Blue Boa Agastache has rich purple, blue blooms on sturdy spikes that are stunning 5 inch fragrant flower clusters in Summer. The Sun loving Agastache attracts bees and hummingbirds, reaches 28 to 30 inches tall. It is heat, humidity, drought tolerant and deer resistant.
Munstead Lavender is the classic fragrant English lavender with green gray leaves and lavender flowers. The Sun loving lavender is easy to grow. Munstead Lavender grows between 12 to 18 inches tall and can be used in containers, too.
The Queen of Sweden English Rose has soft pink blooms with a touch of apricot. The English Rose likes full or part Sun, grows up to 48 inches tall, blooms in Spring and Summer. The Queen of Sweden has few thorns and is drought resistant.
Moulinex English Rose has beautiful rich fragrant yellow rosettes. The English Rose likes full or part Sun, grows up to 36 inches tall, blooms in Spring and Summer. The Moulinex is drought tolerant.
Rainbow Rhythm Storm Shelter Daylily bears fragrant mauve colored 5 inch blossoms with deep eggplant purple eye and purple petal edge. The fragrant Rainbow Rhythm daylily attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. The daylily reaches 20 to 24 inches tall, is deer resistant, and blooms in midSummer.
Pardon My Cerise Bee Balm Monarda is a petite perennial with a colorful edge of dark cherry pink flowers that attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Pardon My Cerise grows between 14 to 18 inches tall, blooms in pink – red – dark cherry pink colors with fragrant foliage during mid Summer to late Summer. The full Sun to part shade perennial is deer resistant and a North American native.
Pardon My Pink Bee Balm Monarda, a petite upright perennial produces true pink flowers from mid Summer to late Summer. The North American native reaches 10 to 12 inches tall, attracts butterflies, deer resistant, and has fragrant foliage. A must for pink loving gardeners!
Cat’s Meow Catmint Nepeta has fragrant foliage and is a continuous bloomer in blue purple blooms from late Spring through early and mid Summer. The 17 to 20 inch tall upright Cat’s Meow attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The Catmint Nepeta loves full Sun, is heat and drought tolerant, and is deer resistant.
Cloudburst Tall Cushion Phlox produces fragrant lavender purple flowers with bright pink eyes from early, mid, and late Summer. The North American native phlox reaches 26 to 28 inches tall, loves full Sun, and attracts butterflies and Hummingbirds. Cloudburst is long-blooming and provides the gardener with fall foliage interest.
Violet Profusion Salvia, a repeat bloomer produces fragrant violet blue flowers on rosy purple calyxes on an upright perennial. The sun loving Salvia attracts bees, butterflies, and Hummingbirds, is both deer and rabbit resistant, and reaches 14 to 16 inches tall. The Violet Profusion Salvia blooms in late Spring and early Summer.
The Color Spires Pink Dawn Salvia produces fragrant cotton candy pink flower spikes on mounded, aromatic foliage. The Pink Dawn Salvia attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, is both rabbit and deer resistant, and reaches 16 to 20 inches tall. Fragrant foliage with cotton candy pink blooms appear from late Spring until early Summer and loves full Sun. A great perennial for gardeners who love pink!
The New Vintage Violet Yarrow Achillea is a compact variety of achillea with purple to violet red blooms during the Summer. The sun loving upright perennial grows 12 to 14 inches tall, a repeat bloomer with fragrant flowers and foliage, and is both deer and rabbit resistant. This yarrow attracts bees and butterflies, and is salt and drought tolerant.
The Butterfly Cleopatra Coneflower Echinacea produces vibrant golden yellow, fragrant flowers with a large, orange cone with deep green foliage. The single flowers can reach up to 3 ½ inches wide and become a light creamy yellow as they age. The part or full Sun loving North American native attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds and is deer resistant. The Butterfly Cleopatra reaches 16 to 18 inches tall, blooms from mid to late Summer, drought tolerant, and has fragrant flowers and foliage.
The Butterfly Purple Emperor yields large, fragrant, magenta purple blossoms with the petal tips turning light pink as the blooms age. The upright North American native perennial reaches 15 to 18 inches tall, blooms in mid through late Summer, and is drought and deer resistant. The Butterfly Purple Emperor Coneflower attracts bees, butterflies, and Hummingbirds.
Russian Sage Perovskia Atriplicifolia has stunning airy violet-blue flowering spikes with silver foliage that blooms late Spring and early Fall. The upright deer resistant perennial loves full Sun, reaches between 24 to 48 inches tall, and is heat tolerant. Russian Sage has fragrant foliage, attracts Hummingbirds, and has lovely blue blooms.
Flame White Dwarf Garden Phlox bears large, white fragrant cluster blooms on upright compact plants. The Flame White Dwarf reaches 12 to 18 inches tall and attracts bees, butterflies, and Hummingbirds. The phlox is drought tolerant, loves full Sun, blooms late Spring, early and mid Summer.
The Purple Sage Salvia Purpurea is a fragrant herb that attracts bees, butterflies, and Hummingbirds. The purple sage salvia reaches 12 to 24 inches tall, loves full Sun, and has fragrant foliage. The black and purple foliage creates great garden interest. It is heat and drought tolerant, deer resistant, and has foliage with a decorative texture.
The Fragrant Angel Coneflower yields 5 inch wide fragrant white blooms reaching 24 inches tall. The Sun loving upright perennial attracts butterflies, is bird friendly, and deer resistant. The North American native blooms from early Summer through Fall with long lasting fragrant blooms.
The Fragrant Bouquet Hosta has lush apple green leaves with wide, pale yellow to cream colored margins. The Fragrant Bouquet Hosta bears fragrant, white flowers in midsummer. The hosta reaches 20 inches tall and 36 inches wide, has dramatic foliage color, and loves full shade or filtered Sun.
Mint Crisp Honeysuckle Vine attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and birds because of its sweetly scented ivory and cream blooms on a vigorous, fragrant vine reaching between 10 to 20 feet tall. The Mint Crisp provides visual interest to the Winter garden, is deer resistant, blooms from midsummer to Fall with white 1 inch flowers. The Mint Crisp Honeysuckle vine likes Full Sun or part Sun to part Shade.
The Seriously Fragrant Peony Collection is a set of three fragrant peonies in white and pink hues.
The Eden’s Perfume Peony has large, pink blooms with a rose scent that appear in late Spring.
The Madame Debatene Peony has 5 to 7 inch blooms that are bright, double salmon-pink flowers.
The Duchesse de Nemours Peony has large, creamy white double blooms that are gorgeous during daytime and shimmer in the moonlight. All three peonies can be used as cut flowers. The peonies reach between 24 to 36 inches tall, bloom in late Spring, and like full Sun to part Shade gardens.
26. Sorbet Peony
The Sorbet Peony yields a pink and white 5 to 7 inch fragrant double flower. They can reach up to 3 feet tall, blooms from late Spring to early Summer, likes full Sun to part shade.
The Casa Blanca Oriental Lily is a four bulb perennial with strong fragrance and makes for great cut flowers. The blooms are huge, pure white blooms and are winter hardy.
The Eden Climber Rose Bush is a climbing rose that is winter hardy and disease resistant. The Eden Climber Rose Bush has soft pink blooms that are a blend of cream, chartreuse, and blush pink. The Eden Climber has a light tea fragrance and reminiscent of English roses. At maturity, the rose bush reaches up to 12 feet tall.
The Double Pearl Tuberose yields fragrant white flowers in mid to late Summer. The tuberose reaches 24 to 36 inches tall.
Bolero Rose Bush Reblooming White Floribunda is a hardy Romantica Rose bred in Provence, France. The Bolero Rose Bush bears white petaled flowers, reaches 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. The Bolero Rose Bush blooms have a fruity fragrance.
Yellow Baby Tuberose Polyanthus bears yellow blooms in mid to late Summer. The Yellow Baby Tuberose reaches 12 to 14 inches tall.
Sweet Summer Love Clematis has fragrant, long-blooming cranberry purple blooms that appear from early to late Summer. Sweet Summer Love likes partial to full Sun and cool, well-drained soil. Fragrant Sweet Summer Love reaches 10 to 15 feet tall and 7 to 10 feet wide.
For adding color and fragrance to your garden consider planting any of these fragrant perennials. There are many fragrant perennials to select from and many that will provide your garden continuous color and fragrance throughout the Summer season. If you give any of these 32 Pretty Fragrant Perennials a try let us know how you make out.
For information on drought tolerant plants, see our post on 25 Drought Resistant Perennials or information on beautiful, native North American coneflowers, be sure to read our post Colorful Coneflowers to Brighten Your Summer Garden. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us in the comments below. We always are ready to help you out.