Color is a very important factor in planning a flower garden, the combination of different colors can indeed transform an ordinary lawn into a wonderful corner of paradise. But it is not only the sight that can enjoy the presence of flowers, our sense of smell can also find much satisfaction through the cultivation of beautiful and at the same time deliciously scented flowers.
So let’s take a look at some annual plants that can add an excellent scent to our summer garden, in addition to a wonderful visual element.
Heliotrope is an easy-to-care-for annual shrub that can be grown both indoors in pots and outdoors directly on the ground. Among the different varieties, Heliotropium arborescens is one of the best known and most fragrant; it is a perennial and evergreen species that produces small flowers in clusters ranging from white to lilac to deep purple with a pleasant vanilla scent.
This flowering plant prefers a partial shade exposure, especially if grown in a region with very hot summers, and a well-drained soil. It blooms from April to October.
The genus Nicotiana includes many herbaceous perennials and annuals, of which Nicotiana alata is one of the most used varieties for decorative purposes. This bushy species produces beautiful tubular flowers with five petals, whose color varies from white to red and pink. The flowers have an intense fragrance, especially at night, and bloom throughout the summer. Nicotiana can grow in full sun or partial shade, is drought resistant and does not tolerate low temperatures.
This plant, native to the Mediterranean regions, measures between 30 and 60 cm, has ash-colored leaves and produces small purple flowers that give off a pleasant scent. The flowering is spring, from March to June; the wallflower can grow as well in the sun as in the partial shade and prefers a calcareous ground.
4.Heuchera (Coral Bells)
Commonly called “the beauty of the night”, Mirabilis Jalapa is an herbaceous plant native to Peru, which can reach a maximum height of 1.5 meters. Its foliage is of a lively green and its flowers, of varied colors (white, pink, red, yellow), can be composed of several different colors; they open the evening and release a very soft perfume.
The Coral Bells is often used for the creation of rock gardens, it supports a flat exposure to the sun but appears more luxuriant in partial shade, especially with high temperatures.
The Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritime) is a small compact plant that reaches a maximum height of 30 cm, also often used in rock gardens. Its flowers, white or purple, give off a pleasant sweet perfume and bloom all summer long, supporting very well the high temperatures.
The Malcolmia belongs to the large family of Brassicaceae or Cruciferae, it is a species of Mediterranean origin which grows near the sea. It is a small plant, from 15 to 30 cm high, which produces flowers with four petals, of white color to violet, with the intense perfume.
7.Tropical White Morning-Glory
This plant is also known as the “moon flower” because it blooms at night and its flowers, white or pink and pleasantly scented, have a round shape reminiscent of the full moon. Tropical White Morning-Glory (Ipomea Alba) is a perennial but is grown as an annual in cold climate regions.
This genus includes annual and perennial species, up to about 1 meter in height, and many hybrids including some varieties that bloom from spring until the first frost.
The trumpet-shaped flowers can be of different colors. Petunias need fertile, well-drained soil and partial shade.
There you are! So which of those 8 flowers have you decided to grow in your garden? Let us know in the comments below.