Fragrant Perennial Flowers

Viola one of many fragrant perennials for the garden

Whether you have a manicured garden or a cottage-style garden, adding beautiful flowering plants with sweet fragrances will enhance its beauty.  Fragrant flowers can add another layer of richness in

Annuals for Fragrance

Sweet Alyssum (white flower) fragrant

The best garden is one that engages all your five basic senses – sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell.  When setting up a garden, most of us consider adding plants

Caring For Itea Virginica

Itea virginica in bloom

A native throughout much of southern North America, Itea virginica (eye-TEE-ah, ver-JIN-ih-kah) owes much of its success to the wide USDA hardiness zone range it tolerates.  It belongs to the

How To Care For Edgeworthia Plants

Flowering Edgeworthia (paper bush)

Edgewrothia [edj-WOR-thee-uh] is a flowering plant genus in the Thymelaeaceae family and native to the woodlands of the China and Himalayas and widely cultivated in Japan to create their banknotes.

Tips On Chinese Perfume Plant Care

Blooming Chinese Perfume Plant (Aglaia Odorata)

Aglaia odorata [ah-GLAY-uh, oh-dor-AH-tuh] is a large shrub belonging to the Meliaceae or mahogany family.  This pretty, fragrant perennial plant hails from: Cambodia Indonesia Myanmar Thailand Vietnam Taiwan China Laos

How To Care For Calycanthus Occidentalis

blooming calycanthus occidentalis (spice bush)

Calycanthus Occidentalis [kal-ee-KAN-thus, ok-sih-den-TAY-liss] has a difficult name to pronounce. Most people simply call it the spicebush.  Other common names include: Carolina sweet shrub Carolina spicebush Carolina allspice The spicebush is

Waxflower [Chamaelaucium Uncinatum] Growing And Care

Blooms of the Chamelaucium uncinatum

Chamaelaucium Uncinatum [kam-ay-LAU-see-um, un-sin-AY-tum], alternatively spelled as Chamelaucium uncinatum, known as the wax flower is a flowering shrub from the myrtle family Myrtaceae. Other plants in the Myrtaceae family include:

How To Care For Clematis Paniculata Plants

Blooming Clematis paniculata aka (Sweet Autumn Clematis)

Clematis paniculata [klem-AT-iss, pan-ick-yoo-LAH-tuh] is commonly known as Sweet Autumn Clematis. It also has several different Latin names, such as: Clematis maximowicziana Clematis dioscoreifolia Clematis terniflora This perennial vining plant

How To Care For The Verbena Plant

Annual flowers of the Verbena plant, good for ground cover.

The verbena plant produces fragrant, good-looking flowers that sit atop fern-like foliage with an old-fashioned look and are drought tolerant. Verbena plants consist of around 250 semi-woody species with dense

How To Care For Bee Balm Flower (Monarda Plant)

Blooming Bee Balm

Monarda pronounced (Mon-nard-uh) more commonly known as the “Bee Balm plant” is a herbaceous perennial plant native to North America. These favorite garden perennials flower in late summer and are

Viola Odorata: Learn Sweet Violet Growing and Care

flowering viola odorata plant

The Viola odorata [vy-OH-la][oh-dor-AY-tuh] is often chosen for its lovely fragrance, which is referenced in the name. “Odorata” means fragrant. The fragrant violet commonly called the “sweet violet,” goes by

20 Favorite Perennial Flowers For The Garden

20 perennial favorites

There are many perennial flowers you can plant in your garden. Below we’ve put together a list of 20+ perennial flower favorites that are unfussy, long-lived, and year after year