Attractive colors and pleasant scents are some of the primary factors that most people look in flower.
20 flowers on the following list fit such criteria; they are not only valued for the colors and shapes, but also their aromatic fragrance.
Growing these fragrant flowers in the garden will be a wonderful treat for your sense of smell.
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The herbaceous flowering plant, lavender, is an all-time favorite when it comes to aromatic blossoms. The perfume of lavender comes from both its flowers and foliages.
Hyacinth is a perennial flowering plant which bears flowers in various colors. Some say that the fragrance of hyacinth is a combination of strawberry and honeysuckle.
The smell is both sweet and pleasant. More importantly, it produces a soothing effect that will relax anyone who smells these clustered flowers.
Lilac usually blooms from spring to summer in most regions of the American and European continent. As one of the most popular smelling flowers, lilac is usually used as a cut flower.
The flower’s purple and white blooms, along with its sweet fragrance, will create a wonderful floral bouquet.
Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens) is an annual flowering plant which can be a perennial in some particular regions. This flower comes in various colors.
Purple heliotrope is considered the most popular. However, if you are looking for the most fragrant variety, white heliotrope is a better option.
Not all peony varieties belong to the category of fragrant flowers. Therefore, you need to check the varieties of this flower before growing one in the garden. In spite of it, planting peony doesn’t require too much effort.
This flowering plant can thrive for years without any special care. You can also cut the flowers for a bouquet or indoor decoration.
The creamy white flowers of Southern Magnolia produce pleasant smell in the spring. Southern Magnolia has a taller and bigger figure than other flowering plants on the list.
In its natural habitat, this plant can reach up to 60 feet tall. However, some smaller cultivars can be planted in the garden.
Rose has been popularly known as a type of flower with a pleasant smell. Almost all varieties of this flower have an aromatic scent, but the most fragrant roses are damask, China, and Bourbon cultivar.
Besides growing roses in the garden, you can bring the scent into the room by cutting the flowers with their stems and leaves.
8. Garden Phlox
Blooming throughout the summer, garden phlox has a sweet fragrance that will cheer you up on sunny days. In addition to its pleasant scent, this flower features candy-colored blossoms which grow in clusters.
Clematis is a large flowering vine that can reach a height of 25 feet when it is fully grown. In the autumn, the plant bears a lot of starry white flowers which have a fragrant smell. The scent of clematis can even be smelled from a distance.
Gardenia is an excellent choice for those who are looking for fragrant flowers to grow in the garden. This flower can grow in any weather and situation.
It also produces a soft, aromatic smell that will blend with the garden surroundings. The flower’s scent will be more powerful during the rainy season.
Dianthus bears thin, delicate flowers in various colors, including white, pink, and red. The flowers produce spice-scented fragrance during their blooming season. In some regions, dianthus can be annual and perennial at the same time.
The colorful blossom, primrose, is a great addition. Primrose has a mild, fruity fragrance that usually emanates at the nighttime. Its bright-colored petals and attractive foliages will also brighten up your garden.
Plumeria goes by several other names in different regions. This flower is also known as frangipani, Champa, and Yasmin.
The flower’s soft aroma emanates during the day and intensifies at night. Plumeria usually thrives well in the tropical and subtropical area.
Jasmine is always the first one to come in mind when talking about fragrant flowers. Once this small flower blooms, it emanates overpowering scent that can be smelled from a distance.
Because of its powerful aroma, jasmine is often used in aromatherapy or fragrance oil.
Native to Asia and Australia, ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata) produces exotic fragrances all year round. For that reason, this flowering plant is often called the perfume tree.
In its native regions, ylang-ylang grows wildly in the rainforests. Despite this, it can be planted in the flower garden under the tropical weather.
Tuberose is a native flowering plant of India. In its origin country, the flower is called rajnigandha. At first glance, the small white flowers of tuberose share similar characteristics to jasmines.
However, as the name suggests, the bottom part of the flower is in the form of a little tube that connects to the stem. Tuberose usually blooms in summer and produces alluring fragrance which is not as strong as jasmine scent.
17. Lemon verbena
Another great choice on the list of flowers with fragrant smell is lemon verbena (Aloysia triphylla). As the name suggests, the flowers and leaves of lemon verbena produce a lemon-scented aroma. This tall flowering plant is classified as a deciduous shrub.
The bright-colored flowers of freesia will be an excellent addition to any flower garden. Native to South Africa, freesia produces a pleasing, fruity scent that smells like an altar wine.
This flower comes in various colors, but the most fragrant varieties are yellow and white freesia.
Honeysuckle is a flowering vine which prefers to grow in a warm environment. Its tiny flowers bloom in clusters with the shades of bright red.
As you may guess from its name, the fragrance of honeysuckle mostly smells like honey. A little bit of vanilla aroma is also emanated from this flower.
20. Michelia Champaca
Belong to the Magnolia family, Michelia Champaca is originated from the Himalayan mountain ranges. This flower is also largely cultivated in some regions of Southeast Asia.
It is one of the fragrant flowers which produce a relaxing effect. The fruity scent of Michelia Champaca smells like a combination of grape and banana.