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Fragrant Perennials

Sweet-smelling blooms for sitting areas and sensory gardens

There’s nothing like closing your eyes and breathing in the scent of fragrant blossoms wafting through the air. As a gardener, you get to choose not only how your flowers look together, but where and how to use beautiful floral scents in your landscape. Plant fragrant perennials near your deck or patio, outside your bedroom window, or next to a favorite reading spot, and you’ll enjoy perfumed breezes from your garden.

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  1. Jacob Cline Bee Balm, Monarda didyma Jacob Cline with Hummingbird

    Jacob Cline Monarda is a colorfully vibrant, mildew-resistant variety of the cherished Bee Balm plant. Loved by both gardeners and hummingbirds, crimson red crown-shaped blooms appea...

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    Jacob Cline Bee Balm Jacob Cline Bee Balm, Bergamot Monarda didyma Jacob Cline
    As low as $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Jacob Cline' Monarda is a colorfully vibrant, mildew-resistant variety of the cherished Bee Balm plant. Loved by both gardeners and hummingbirds, crimson red crown-shaped blooms appear on tall, herbaceous plants in mid summer. Its fragrant foliage and tolerance of pests, mildew and clay soils make 'Jacob Cline' a true favorite in the perennial bed. Deer resistant. (Monarda)
  2. Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

    Common Milkweed is the most-well known of the milkweeds – and an important food source and host plant for Monarch butterflies. This reliably cold-hardy native plant is as beautiful...

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    Common Milkweed Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca
    As low as $13.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Common Milkweed is the most-well known of the milkweeds – and an important food source and host plant for Monarch butterflies. This reliably cold-hardy native plant is as beautiful as it is tough. Clusters of tightly-closed lavender buds open to reveal sweetly-fragrant pink blossoms, attracting a menagerie of local pollinators to the garden. Long-lasting plants produce spectacular interest at every stage of growth. (Asclepias syriaca)
  3. Cinderella Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

    Cinderella Swamp Milkweeds vanilla-scented flowers are a treat for the senses. Deep pink petals with white centers bloom in 2” wide clusters. Compact in form, Cinderella makes an e...

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    Cinderella Swamp Milkweed Cinderella Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata Cinderella
    As low as $11.32
    Per Bag of 3
    'Cinderella' Swamp Milkweed's vanilla-scented flowers are a treat for the senses. Deep pink petals with white centers bloom in 2” wide clusters. Compact in form, 'Cinderella' makes an excellent choice for small, sunny gardens and performs well in low spots and moist areas. Like all swamp milkweeds, 'Cinderella' is a vital host plant for Monarchs, providing essential food and habitat for both the growing caterpillars and adult butterflies. (Asclepias incarnata)
  4. Wild Bergamot, Bee Balm, Monarda fistulosa with pollinator

    The tubular nectar-rich flowers of Wild Bergamot Bee Balm are magnets for bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. It blooms from midsummer into fall with fragrant pale purple flowers th...

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    Wild Bergamot (Bee Balm) Wild Bergamot, Bee Balm Monarda fistulosa
    As low as $11.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    The tubular nectar-rich flowers of Wild Bergamot Bee Balm are magnets for bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. It blooms from midsummer into fall with fragrant pale purple flowers that seem to burst from the buds like fireworks. This easy-care native perennial is deer resistant, adaptable to most soil types, and freely spreads to create swaths of color and fragrance. (Monarda fistulosa)
  5. Sugar Buzz® Rockin' Raspberry Bee Balm, Monarda Sugar Buzz®  Rockin' Raspberry, photo courtesy of Walter's Garden Inc.

    Enjoy watching pollinators treat themselves to your garden when you plant Sugar Buzz® ‘Rockin’ Raspberry’ Bee Balm. This native cultivar was selected for its compact mounding ...

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    Sugar Buzz® Rockin' Raspberry Bee Balm SUGAR BUZZ® Rockin' Raspberry Bee Balm PP#28752 Monarda Sugar Buzz® Rockin' Raspberry PP#28752
    As low as $9.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Enjoy watching pollinators treat themselves to your garden when you plant Sugar Buzz® ‘Rockin’ Raspberry’ Bee Balm. This native cultivar was selected for its compact mounding form, gentle spreading habit, and good resistance to powdery mildew. Great for gardens or containers, its long-lasting raspberry red flowers are a staple of summer gardens. Dark green foliage shares a lovely mint fragrance when brushed. (Monarda)
  6. Chattahoochee Woodland Phlox, Phlox divaricata Chattahoochee, growing between stones in garden

    A must-have for shade gardens, Chattahoochee Woodland Phlox blooms with fragrant, star-shaped lavender flowers with maroon centers from late spring to early summer, attracting butter...

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    Chattahoochee Woodland Phlox Chattahoochee Woodland Phlox Phlox divaricata Chattahoochee
    As low as $10.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    A must-have for shade gardens, 'Chattahoochee' Woodland Phlox blooms with fragrant, star-shaped lavender flowers with maroon centers from late spring to early summer, attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators. A versatile plant will spread gently, forming an attractive mid-height groundcover that fills and truly enhances a garden design. This award-winning native woodland wildflower thrives in moist, rich soils. (Phlox)
  7. Scarlet Bee Balm, Monarda didyma, close up of red flowers

    A native wildflower beloved for its brilliant red tufted blooms atop tall, sturdy stems, Scarlet Bee Balm is favored by hummingbirds, butterflies, and pollinators as a source of abun...

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    Wild Scarlet Bee Balm Wild Scarlet Bee Balm Monarda didyma
    As low as $10.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    A native wildflower beloved for its brilliant red tufted blooms atop tall, sturdy stems, Scarlet Bee Balm is favored by hummingbirds, butterflies, and pollinators as a source of abundant nectar. Deliciously fragrant foliage is deer and rabbit resistant. Tall and dramatic, this wildflower spreads readily, ideal for rain gardens, cottage gardens, and an intriguing backdrop in perennial borders. (Monarda)
  8. Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata, Photo Credit Darlene Williams

    Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed is a staple of the butterfly garden, providing essential food, nectar and shelter to Monarchs at every life stage. Clouds of fragrant, bright-white blooms a...

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    Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed Swamp Milkweed Ice Ballet Asclepias incarnata Ice Ballet
    As low as $13.32
    Per Bag of 3
    'Ice Ballet' Swamp Milkweed is a staple of the butterfly garden, providing essential food, nectar and shelter to Monarchs at every life stage. Clouds of fragrant, bright-white blooms also attract and support a crowd of other pollinators. While many Swamp Milkweeds make their homes in wetlands, 'Ice Ballet' thrives in drier soils. (Asclepias incarnata)
  9. Spotted Joe Pye Weed with pink flowers and visiting pollinator, Eupatorium maculatum

    The large, fragrant flower clusters of Joe Pye Weed are always abuzz with pollinator activity. Their abundant nectar provides a vital food source from late summer into fall. This low...

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    Joe Pye Weed Spotted Joe Pye Weed Eutrochium maculatum
    As low as $11.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    The large, fragrant flower clusters of Joe Pye Weed are always abuzz with pollinator activity. Their abundant nectar provides a vital food source from late summer into fall. This low-maintenance native plant is rabbit- and deer-resistant and thrives in moist soil. Give this tall, majestic perennial plenty of room and it will spread to form impressive stands. (Eutrochium maculatum)
  10. Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire, Itea virginica Henry's Garnet

    Offering spring fragrance, summer structure, and fall color, classic Henrys Garnet Virginia Sweetspire is a hardworking semi-compact native shrub that delights throughout the seasons...

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    Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire Itea virginica Henry's Garnet
    As low as $15.99
    Per Plant - 4" Pot
    Offering spring fragrance, summer structure, and fall color, classic 'Henry's Garnet' Virginia Sweetspire is a hardworking semi-compact native shrub that delights throughout the seasons. Long cylindrical clusters of sweetly fragrant white blossoms cover the arching branches from late spring to early summer, attracting pollinators, hummingbirds, and songbirds.The foliage turns to deep garnet red, for lasting color into late fall. (Itea)
  11. Pale Purple Coneflower, Echinacea pallida

    With slender petals surrounding the central cone, Pale Purple Coneflower offers a charming, showy addition to pollinator-friendly gardens. This native wildflower blooms from early to...

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    Pale Purple Coneflower Pale Purple Coneflower Echinacea pallida
    As low as $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    With slender petals surrounding the central cone, Pale Purple Coneflower offers a charming, showy addition to pollinator-friendly gardens. This native wildflower blooms from early to mid-summer, offering food for bees and birds earlier than most Coneflowers. Though it has a delicate appearance, its deep roots are resilient and drought tolerant, a must-have for native plant enthusiasts! (Echinacea pallida)
  12. Anise Hyssop close up of purple flowers with visiting pollinator, Blue Giant Hyssop, Agastache foeniculum

    Anise Hyssop is a native perennial that keeps you in fragrant pollinator heaven from mid-summer to fall. With a sweet licorice-mint fragrance, long lasting pale purple flowers, and a...

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    Anise Hyssop Anise Hyssop, Blue Giant Hyssop Agastache foeniculum
    As low as $11.98
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Anise Hyssop is a native perennial that keeps you in fragrant pollinator heaven from mid-summer to fall. With a sweet licorice-mint fragrance, long lasting pale purple flowers, and an easy-to-grow nature, this is a pollinator powerhouse favored by bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Its leaves make a delicious tea too! Deer and rabbit resistant. (Agastache foeniculum)
  13. Artisan™ Soft Orange Coneflower, Echinacea x hybrida Artisan™ Soft Orange blooming in container, photo courtesy of Ball Seed

    Artisan™ Soft Orange Echinacea warms the garden with vibrant, glowing flowers that gradually soften in hue as they age. This cultivar features uniform, full plants and large, open ...

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    Artisan™ Soft Orange Echinacea Artisan™ Soft Orange Coneflower Echinacea x hybrida Artisan™ Soft Orange
    As low as $15.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Artisan™ Soft Orange' Echinacea warms the garden with vibrant, glowing flowers that gradually soften in hue as they age. This cultivar features uniform, full plants and large, open flowers, blooming from mid-summer to fall. Bees and butterflies feed on its flowers. In fall and winter, the spiky brown seed heads provide visual interest, and are especially prized by goldfinches. This native cultivar thrives in most sunny spots. (Echinacea x hybrida)
  14. Wyldewood Elderberry, Sambucus canadensis x Wyldewood with berries

    ‘Wyldewood’ Elderberry is an outstanding native shrub that creates wildlife habitat and year-round beauty, with the added benefit of a bountiful crop of edible berries. Green lan...

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    Wyldewood Elderberry Wyldewood Elderberry Sambucus canadensis x Wyldewood
    As low as $22.65
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    ‘Wyldewood’ Elderberry is an outstanding native shrub that creates wildlife habitat and year-round beauty, with the added benefit of a bountiful crop of edible berries. Green lance-shaped foliage surrounds huge 12” white-petaled flower heads that bloom with a lemony scent in midsummer, followed by rich purple berries. Fast-growing, it’s a fantastic choice for growing along a fence, as a garden backdrop, or as a hedgerow to create privacy. (Sambucus canadensis)
  15. Woodland Phlox Blue Moon

    Blue Moon is a lovely native Phlox groundcover featuring clouds of rich violet-blue blooms that float above green foliage. With fragrance to wake up your senses, it flowers in April...

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    Blue Moon Woodland Phlox Woodland Phlox Blue Moon, Wild Sweet William Phlox divaricata Blue Moon
    As low as $137.98
    Per Tray of 16
    'Blue Moon' is a lovely native Phlox groundcover featuring clouds of rich violet-blue blooms that float above green foliage. With fragrance to wake up your senses, it flowers in April May. Its a perfect addition to a rock garden or any shady spot where it can slowly naturalize. Provides early season pollen for hummingbirds and butterflies. (Phlox divaricata)
  16. Nodding Onion with whimsical purple star-shaped flowers, Allium cernuum

    Nodding Onions add whimsical texture and soft pink-to-lilac color to the summer garden. Loose umbels of star-shaped flowers face downward, where you’re sure to find a visiting bumb...

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    Nodding Onion (Allium) Nodding Onion Allium cernuum
    As low as $10.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Nodding Onions add whimsical texture and soft pink-to-lilac color to the summer garden. Loose umbels of star-shaped flowers face downward, where you’re sure to find a visiting bumblebee. These easy-to-grow, deer resistant flowers will add a layer of detail to any garden design, including border edges, meadow-style gardens, or containers. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love the native flowers! (Allium cernuum)
  17. Soulmate Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

    Soulmate Swamp Milkweed is an essential North American native that provides vital food for developing Monarch butterflies. Cherry pink flowers with white centers emanate a sweet vani...

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    Soulmate Swamp Milkweed Swamp Milkweed Soulmate Asclepias incarnata Soulmate
    As low as $153.98
    Per Tray of 16
    'Soulmate' Swamp Milkweed is an essential North American native that provides vital food for developing Monarch butterflies. Cherry pink flowers with white centers emanate a sweet vanilla fragrance that calls in countless other pollinators. Beyond its beautiful color and sweet scent, this compact milkweed tolerates moist soils and is a great choice for small-space gardens. Deer resistant. (Asclepias incarnata)
  18. White Wild Elderberry, Sambucus canadensis, Wild Elderberry

    This native elderberry is a spreading shrub grows to be about 8-10 feet and boasts creamy-white flowers in mid-summer, giving way to loose clusters of delicious black fruits that are...

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    Wild Elderberry Wild Elderberry Sambucus canadensis
    $22.65
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    This native elderberry is a spreading shrub grows to be about 8-10 feet and boasts creamy-white flowers in mid-summer, giving way to loose clusters of delicious black fruits that are high in nutrients and antioxidants. The foliage then turns a deep burgundy in Autumn, completing the wonderfully-changing cycle of this beautiful shrub. (Sambucus canadensis)
  19. White Elderberry Johns, Sambucus canadensis, Elderberry

    This Elderberry not only delights with beautiful blooms and delicious berries, but provides multi-seasonal interest with foliage that changes to red-orange in the fall months. Attrac...

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    Johns Elderberry Johns Elderberry Sambucus canadensis Johns
    $22.65
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    This Elderberry not only delights with beautiful blooms and delicious berries, but provides multi-seasonal interest with foliage that changes to red-orange in the fall months. Attract wildlife and gain the nutrients of Elderberries with this stunning shrub! This Elderberry is not self-pollinating, so we recommend planting with the Wild Elderberry for best pollination. (Sambucus canadensis)
  20. Eupatorium Baby Joe, Joe Pye Weed with Coreopsis

    Baby Joe Dwarf Joe Pye Weed is the solution for butterfly lovers short on space in the garden. This compact variety grows to a manageable 2-3’ tall and limits its spread. Baby Joe ...

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    Baby Joe Dwarf Pye Weed Dwarf Pye Weed Baby Joe PP#20320 Eupatorium dubium Baby Joe PP#20320
    $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Baby Joe' Dwarf Joe Pye Weed is the solution for butterfly lovers short on space in the garden. This compact variety grows to a manageable 2-3’ tall and limits its spread. 'Baby Joe' has gorgeous purple blooms that add sweet fragrance to the late-season garden, supplying butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees with vital nectar. Deer resistant. (Eupatorium dubium) PP#20320
  21. Pink Trailing Arbutus or Mayflower, Epigaea repens

    Trailing Arbutus is an exquisite woodland flower that boasts sweet-scented, pastel pink beauty blooms along running stems of shiny evergreen leaves, creating the ultimate groundcover...

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    Mayflower Mayflower, Trailing Arbutus Epigaea repens
    $18.65
    Per Bag of 3
    Trailing Arbutus is an exquisite woodland flower that boasts sweet-scented, pastel pink beauty blooms along running stems of shiny evergreen leaves, creating the ultimate groundcover for woodland gardens. (Epigaea repens)
  22. Bamly Purple Bee Balm, Monarda Balmy Purple with pollinator

    The vivid magenta blooms of Balmy™ Purple Bee Balm will be abuzz with activity as butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds gather to sip abundant nectar. Attractive disease-resistant ...

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    Balmy™ Purple Bee Balm Balmy™ Purple Bee Balm PP#25561 Monarda Balmy™ Purple PP#25561
    $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    The vivid magenta blooms of 'Balmy™ Purple' Bee Balm will be abuzz with activity as butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds gather to sip abundant nectar. Attractive disease-resistant foliage and compact size make 'Balmy™ Purple' Bee Balm an ideal front-of-the border accent and stunning container plant. Fragrant flowers and foliage readily naturalize to form a beautiful swath of color. (Monarda)
  23. Blue Phlox Blue Flame, Phlox paniculata, Garden Phlox

    Blue Flame Phlox delivers gorgeous blue blooms on bushy, compact plants. Very fragrant, each colorful bud starts out a deep shade of indigo and slowly opens to reveal petals of barel...

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    Blue Flame Phlox Blue Flame® Garden Phlox (Patent Pending) Phlox paniculata Blue Flame® (Patent Pending)
    $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Blue Flame' Phlox delivers gorgeous blue blooms on bushy, compact plants. Very fragrant, each colorful bud starts out a deep shade of indigo and slowly opens to reveal petals of barely-there blue surrouding violet centers. A dwarf variety, 'Blue Flame' is very resistant to powdery mildew and makes a fine choice for containers and small spaces. (Phlox paniculata)
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