The Q&A Archives: Shaded Area

Question: Looking for a shrub, bush or flower for a shaded area of my house that has a pleasant fragrance. Any suggestions?

Answer: Here are a few of my favorite fragrant plants for shade:
Brugmansia species (Angel trumpet); Shrub, small tree; Sun to partial shade.
Brunfelsia australis (Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow); shrub; Sun to light shade.
Calycanthus floridus (Sweet shrub, Carolina allspice); Sun to full shade.
Cestrum nocturnum (Night-blooming jessamine) shrub; Sun to light shade.
Clematis ternifolia (Sweet autumn clematis); Sun to partial shade.
Crinum (Spider lily, swamp lily, tree crinum); Partial shade.
Datura species (Angel trumpet); Sun to partial shade.
Dracaena fragrans (Fragrant dracaena); shrub; Full shade to sun.
Eucharis amazonica (Perennial Eucharis, Amazon lily); Light to dense shade.
Gardenia species; Shrub; Sun to partial shade.
Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina yellow jessamine); vine; Light shade to sun.
Hedychium coronarium (Butterfly ginger); Partial shade to sun.
Hedychium flavum (Perennial Yellow ginger); Partial shade.
Jasminum species; Shrub, Vine; Partial shade to sun.
Magnolia species ; tree; Sun to light shade.
Neomarica gracilis (Perennial White walking iris); Partial to light shade.
Osmanthus species (Tea olive); shrub; Light shade to full sun.
Trachelospermum species (Confederate jasmine) vine; Coastal sun to deep shade.
Zingiber zerumbet (Pinecone ginger); Sun to deep shade.

Hope one of these appeals to you!

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