15 Fragrant Flowers for a Sweet-Scented Garden

There has to be some kind of scientific evidence proving that delightful smells boost your mood. Why else would we love candles and perfume? I love sweet fragrances so much that I decided from here on out, I needed to include fragrant flowers in my indoor and outdoor garden.

Early spring is here, and that means it's the perfect time to get outside and plant some fragrant plants in your garden. Not all plants give off fruity or sweet scents, but these 15 flowers do. Thanks to these fragrant flowers, the hummingbirds will flock to your garden from late spring all to late summer.

Fragrant Plants

1. Star Jasmine

Star Jasmine truly smells like the fresh air you'd imagine on a warm sunny day. These white flowers smell so comforting.

2. Hyacinth

These bulbs smell like sweet perfumes. You can even buy hyacinth oil on Amazon. The sweet aroma is perfect for relaxing, and oil enthusiasts can't get enough of the scent.

3. Sweet Peas

Of course, sweat peas smell wonderful! Does anyone else buy sweet pea-scented lotions and hand sanitizers from Bath & Body Works?

The sweet smell of sweat peas brings me back to summers at my grandma's house.

4. Honeysuckle

Bees and hummingbirds can't resist honeysuckle. They smell so good that they might even make you crave desserts. Such a delicious smell!

5. Freesia


Many people have compared the scent of freesia to candy!

6. Lilac

The smell of lilac flowers has gone on to inspire perfume and body wash scents. They are wonderful smelling flowers.

Why do purple flowers smell so good?

7. Angel's Trumpet


Want low-maintenance flowers that smell heavenly? Look no further than angel's trumpets.

8. Moonflower

Moonflowers smell like a Sunday morning on an early summer day.

9. Daphne

Nothing beats fresh cut flowers to make the house smell good. Daphne scents have been compared to a sweet and spicy scent.

10. Peony

Peonies are some of the most beautiful pink flowers I've ever laid eyes on. Of course, they smell amazing! I'll need to order some from my local florist since they smell like citrus and candy.

They'll look fantastic on a trellis!

11. Daffodil

Deer and rodents hate daffodils, but we can't help but love the scent of them.

12. Lilium

These perennials have bulbs that smell sweeter than cotton candy.

13. Magnolia


Magnolias give off a sweet honey scent, making these irresistible for pollinators.

14. Gardenia

These white flowers will make you feel like you're on a tropical island while you work in your garden.

15. Clematis


It's been said that these flowers give off the scent of almonds. I bet hummingbirds love that!

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