When choosing plants for the garden the first consideration is color and suitability for your location. After this you will want to see if there is a fragrant variety since this is always an added benefit which increases the pleasure if you can smell the perfume as well as enjoy the shape and color of the flower. There are many common scented plants that we all enjoy, but this list contains some that you may not have come across before. I found this list on the Top Inspired website.

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.

Persicaria odorata

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Persicaria odorata or commonly known as Vietnamese Coriander (or Rau rum) is an easy to grow, fragrant perennial that not only smells good but is also a rich spice that is widely used in Asian cooking. If you keep it inside during winter you can enjoy it lemony scent for many years. Grow it as an alternative to common coriander, in fertile soil and in partial shade.

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