Plants with Scents: Aromatic Plants for Your Garden

Some flowering plants excrete certain aromas that not only brighten our garden but also also attract our winged garden friends such as butterflies and hummingbirds. It’s as if these lovely plants have pheromones calling out “we have sweet nectar to share.”

Brighten your senses and bring fresh fragrance to your garden with a few aromatic plants from the Southern Living® Plant Collection:

'Golden Dawn' Narcissus is a fall planted bulb that emerges late winter to early spring. Its undeniable sweet smell must be the butterfly attraction.

'Princess Blush' Verbena and 'Princess Dark Lavender' Verbena, are perfect for hot summers and drought, are low-growing perennials with sweet smells that attract all sorts of desirable wings.