Seven Scented Plants for October

Yes, we love pumpkin spice everything, but don’t forget to revel in the fragrant plants of fall. While the warmest zones get the most options, there’s something for just about everyone.

Here are seven that are in full perfume this month!

Little Spire Russian Sage

Swaths of scented flowers right up to first killing frost. Full sun. Zone: 4 – 10.

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Eternal Fragrance Daphne
Zone: 6 – 9

Spring’s the big show, but this daphne also produces scented fall blooms. Partial to full sun. Up to 3 ft. tall and wide.

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Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac
Zone: 3 – 7

Lilacs in fall? Yes, this re-blooming variety is having it’s last moment before it shuts down for winter. Full sun. Up to 6 ft. tall and wide.

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Kudos Gold Dwarf Hummingbird Mint
Zone: 5 – 10

This variety continues to bloom well into fall. Important late season food for pollinators. Full sun. Up to 2 ft. tall and wide.

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De La Mina Verbena
Zone: 7 – 10

Lavenders are looking wiped out right about now but this scented verbena is still going strong. Full sun. Up to 3 ft. tall and wide.

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Bandana® Pink Lantana
Zone: 9 – 11

Clove-scented blooms are adored by butterflies and hummingbirds! Full sun. Up to 20 in. tall and wide.

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Royal Robe Paraguay Nightshade
Zone: 9 – 11

Large, fragrant, rich blue-violet flowers throughout fall in the warmest zones. Full sun. Up to 8 ft. tall and wide.

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