Here is a list of five fragrant, easy to grow perennials that will add fragrance to your home garden.
Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra) is a tall perennial plant that blooms in either pink or white depending on the variety. It can tolerant wet, boggy conditions in sun or partial shade and can reach to 6 feet tall.
Catmint (Nepeta) is not catnip but a billowy, soft looking perennial that gets covered with blue, purple or lavender flowers. It has a long bloom time and gets to a maximum of 30 inches tall. This is an exceptional plant both in habit and bloom time.
Peonies are known for their fragrance and long life, some plants being recorded as over 40 years old. They get to be about 2 to 3 feet tall, can have single blossoms or multi petal flowers. Shades include white, cream, yellow, pink, red, burgundy and multi tones. They can be found in bush or tree form and prefer sunny locations.
Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) has lavender blossoms and fragrant foliage. It likes a sunny spot in the garden and will get up to 4 feet tall.
Phlox (Phlox paniculata) is found in shades of lavender, pink and red, likes a partial shade to full sun locale and the fragrance varies between cultivars. By doing a sniff test first of a blossom can help steer you towards the scent you prefer.