Many annuals add scent to the landscape. The following annual plants provide not only the beauty of blooms, but provide pleasant fragrance for the garden. Try them in pots or beds near patios, balconies or other places you’re likely to frequent.
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Regional Adaptation|
|Alyssum (P)||Lobularia maritime||N, SW, SC, SE, HA|
|Carnation (annual)||Dianthus caryophyllus||N, SW, SC, SE, HA|
|Mooonflower||Ipomea alba||N, SW, SC, SE|
|Nicotiana (Flowering Tobacco)||Nicotiana alata||N, SW, SC, SE|
|Pincushion Flower||Scabiosa atropurpurea||N, SW, SC, SE, HA|
|Scented Geranium||Pelargonium sp.||N, SW, SC, SE, HA|
|Sweet Pea||Lathyrus oderata||N, SW, SC, SE, HA|
|Sweet Sultan||Centaurea moschata||SW, SC|
|Verbena||Verbena x hybrida||SW, SC|
|Wallflower||Cheiranthus cheiri||N, SW, SC, SE, HA|
Key to regional adaptation notes:
N = Northern Idaho valley locations in USDA zones 5 & 6, Moscow to Sandpoint.
SE = Southeastern Idaho valley locations in USDA zones 3 & 4 from Rexburg to Pocatello. SC = South-central Idaho Magic Valley locations in USDA zones 4 & 5, Burley and Twin Falls.
SW = Southwestern Idaho Treasure Valley locations in USDA zones 5 & 6, Boise area (also Lewiston).
HA = High altitude (>5,000 ft) areas of central, southeastern Idaho and similar locations elsewhere.