Alphabetical Plant Listing

Most Fragrant Perennials for the Pacific Northwest Gardens

Regional Gardening, Best Perennials, Pacific Northwest Gardening


Perennial flowers are fabulous additions to our gardens. When carefully selected, waves after waves of colorful blooms will be enjoyed in your Pacific Northwest garden from spring to fall. Considering the huge number of available perennials, it is however surprising how few are grown for their fragrance.

If you are looking for beautiful, low-maintenance and fragrant perennial plants that will sail through the challenges of the seasons in the Pacific Northwest region, you may want to consider these top performing perennial varieties. As you will note, some of them have also received the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society!

Plant a few of these most fragrant perennials around your garden and they will lead you by the nose, from spring all the way through to late summer!

Guide Information

Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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