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4 Fragrant Plants that will Make Your Senses Skyrocket

Apr 8, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Written by

McKay Staff

in Plant Care Landscaping Tips Plants

 

These 4 fragrant-packed blooms will keep your sense of smell satisfied this summer. 

 

Walker's Low Catmint

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Walker's Low Catmint is a great plant for the sunny perennial border. It's fragrant, gray-green foliage is fine textured and is a great backdrop to the lavender blue flowers. Find a sunny location in almost any kind of soil and you will be all set for this easy maintenance perennial. The lavender-blue flowers adorn this plant almost all season long. Height of 18-24" if planted in good rich soils, it can get up to 2½' across. It will remain smaller in heavier soils.

Walker's Low Catmint Quick Facts:

Bloom Time: June - Frost
Color: Blue, Green, Purple
Plant Size: 18-30" tall (if planted in good rich soils)
Flower Color: Lavendar-blue
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Dry
Growing Zones: 4 - 9

 

 

 

Flutterby Petite Tutti Frutti Pink Butterfly Bush

 butterfly-bush-flower  fragrant-flowers

The beautiful and rich pink flower is part of the Flutterby Petite™ Series, the continuous blooms last from summer until frost. This plant looks great when planted in borders (mass plantings) and mixed in containers. It is drought and heat-tolerant, and rarely re-seeds! If you're looking to attract some hummingbirds and butterflies this plant is for you! Buddleia plants are a good choice for beginner gardeners due to being low maintenance. This plant matures to be around 24-30" tall and wide.

Flutterby Petite Tutti Frutti Pink Butterfly Bush Quick Facts:

Bloom Time: June - Frost
Color: Green, Pink
Plant Size: 24-30" tall x 24-30" wide
Flower Color: Pink
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Wet, Dry
Growing Zones: 5 - 9

 

 

 

 

Marie Boisselot Clematis

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The Marie Boisselot clematis has large pure white flowers with yellow anthers. Many petals give the appearance of a semi-double flower. The by far is the best large white variety. This clematis prefers a cool, rich well-drained site in full sun. Use a good organic mulch to keep the soil from drying out. Blooms June, July, and September.

Marie Boisselot Clematis Quick Facts:

Bloom Time: June - September
Color: Green, White, Yellow
Plant Size: Climbing vine
Flower Color: White with a yellow center
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Conditions: Normal, Clay, Acidic, Wet, Dry
Growing Zones: 4 - 9

 

 

 

Monsieur Jules Elie Peony

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The Monsieur Jules Elie Peony bring a glorious flower show around late May! The fragrant flowers are light, rose pink with a silver sheen. Peony flowers are one of the most beautiful flowers for your sunny garden. Each of these fragrant flowers will be 4-6" wide and a mass of light pink petals. Prefers full sun and very well composted soil. This makes a great border plant. Be sure to plant crowns just under the soil and water in well. Organic mulch helps the plants re-establish faster. Mature growth is around 30" tall and wide.

Monsieur Jules Elie Peony Quick Facts:

Bloom Time: May - July
Color: Green, Pink
Plant Size: 30" tall x 30" wide
Flower Color: Pink
Sunlight: Full Sun 
Soil Conditions: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic, Wet
Growing Zones: 3 - 8

 

 

 

 


 

 

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