Perfume every room with beautifully fragrant house plants.
With some indoor plants, you get more than showy blooms. Choose a scented plant, and you'll add a delightful fragrance to any room.
Florist shops are bursting with fragrant house plants, such as sweetly scented lavender, lilies of the valley and gardenias.
Hyacinth is among the first to pop up in the spring garden. However, you don't have to wait to enjoy their aromatic flowers. It's easy to force hyacinth bulbs into bloom early and enjoy them midwinter.
Although light-bloomers, no plant can match scented geraniums for captivating aromas of rose, peach or peppermint. Pot some up for your sunny window or patio and enjoy them all season.
Creamy-yellow cupped blooms of the Banana Shrub make this tropical houseplant worth growing. However, its head-turning beauty is upstaged by a luscious banana-like fragrance.
Freesias are warm-natured, growing from corms that can be planted in late summer and autumn for a mid-winter bloom time. Freesia hybrids offer a generous selection of colorful funnel-shaped blooms.
Persian violet gets its common name from the small, violet-blue flowers. However, it's not a violet at all. It's actually a geranium relative. Give it plenty of bright light and you can expect bouquets of blooms.
Want an easy way to display your indoor plants? Transform a small jungle into an orderly display by grouping them on a plant stand.
'Sharry Baby' is a sweetly scented Oncidium orchid. Oncidiums are often referred to as "dancing lady" orchids because of the way their shapely blooms move in a breeze. Give these dancing sprays of flowers plenty of light and they'll bloom dependably for you.
Delectable perfume, along with its charming "pansy" faces, make pansy orchids delightful to grow. Fortunately, these South American natives are also among the easiest indoor orchids.
Plumeria (shown here) is an aromatic flowering shrub, covered with flower bouquets all summer through fall. These tropical shrubs are a common sight in Hawaii, where the ambrosial plumeria flowers are used to make flower leis.
Spice up your kitchen with small pots of rosemary, oregano, basil...choose whichever culinary herbs you like to use.
Imagine snipping fresh herbs right in your kitchen.
Rosemary (shown here) is an easy-to-grow herb. You'll want to trim it often to keep its shape. Put it on a sunny windowsill for the best growth and flavor.
Don't have a sunny spot? Herbs grow well under indoor grow lights, too.
Keep Hoya Plant in a sunlit window and you'll enjoy its sweetly scented flower clusters for months on end. This is one of the most unusual fragrant house plants you can grow indoors.
Vining plants need some support from you to hold up their flowerheads. Put a trellis in the container and tie up the vines as they grow.
These reusable plant ties are the easiest I've found for tying stems to a trellis or other support.
You'll probably want to put magnificent Angel Trumpet Plant on your sunny patio for the summer to give it plenty of blooming power. Its intoxicating fragrance is also alluring to butterflies and hummingbirds.
Tiny Jasmine flowers pack a powerful fragrance, enough to fill a room. Train this vigorous climber on a trellis to display its starry white flowers.