TOP 10 Unusual Fragrant Plants and Herbs to Grow in Your Garden


We are all aware of the irresistible fragrance of hyacinth, gardenia, iris and many other popular fragrant plants that can easily turn our garden into a fragrant paradise. In fact, we have recently shared a list of our favorite, most popular fragrant plants every gardener should consider for making a scented garden.

But 10 is a very small number and there are so many plants that will mesmerize you with their perfume so we’ve decided to do a little research and find 10 unusual, uncommon fragrant plants and herbs.

There are ornamental shrubs, small flowering trees, fragrant herbs, vines and ground covers among them but what they all have in common is their amazing smell. It is always useful and fun to learn about new plants and bring them to our gardens.

Take a look at our selection and tell us which plant’s care guide would you like to see as a future article.

Aglaia odorata


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Chinese Perfume Plant, Chinese Rice Flower, Mock Lemon – call it whatever you like, this plant has small yellow flowers with a strong perfume you will simply love. Aglaia is not only a fragrant and beautiful plant, it also has many medical uses: odorine and odorinol obtained from this plant has cancer chemopreventive activity. The best part is that it is a shrub that is very easy to grow and maintain. It is also relatively cold-tolerant.


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