Flowers have a language of their own, and there are several ways to speak the language of flowers. Some flowers are more fragrant than others, and some flowers smell more of the world around them than others. I want to introduce you to my most fragrant flowers.
What Are Fragrant Flowers?
Fragrant flowers are those that attract insects to your garden, creating the perfect condition for pollination. My favorite flower is the sweet pea, as it creates a halo effect as it rises from the ground to land on your fingertip. Ostrich’s feathers, awns, and spotted pansies are all nice. If not particularly fragrant, they are pollinators. However, rarer flowers attract more attention.
Kinds Of Fragrant Flowers
The list of fragrant flowers includes a number of flowers that have been commonly thought of as very soft and delicate. The English Ivy, the Lily of the Valley, and some varieties of the fennel flower all show up in many gardens. Flowers with a strong fragrance are often too delicate to get through the garden gate. A true floral fragrance may not be immediately apparent, so your first smell could be the air coming from the garden, or from a nearby flower shop. You may have to wait a few weeks before you actually smell the scent.
Floral scents can also be stronger. Lesser flowers may only have a hint of a fragrance. We love a flower as much as the next person, but you may want to think twice about buying a little flower for your room. The smell of the world is so strong, and such a rarity, that too much pollen would make your room smell like a baked good, even a breakfast bakery. Too much perfume is also dangerous. Children’s rooms are usually not airtight, and the scent of too much perfume can lead to nightmares.
Also, small fragrant flowers often share the title of the most fragrant flower. You may notice that the people you hang out with talk about a certain flower, especially if they wear the clothes that they are wearing. These flowers are the ones you want to know.
More Fragrant Flowers For A Home Or Garden
Fragrance can be altered slightly by the type of plant it is growing in. This works on some plants, but not all. The ivy loves the presence of water and will produce more leaves if it is in a dry area. Tulips also thrive in areas that are hot and dry. These flowers have a floral scent, which is quite strong. The petals are pretty and brighten the room, but they are not actually a flower!
Petals on orchids grow pretty fast, and a grower can choose a size that suits their owners. You can see some of the bloom forms when you visit the orchid house, but do not disturb the flower unless you are actively pushing the petals to stimulate new growth. Most other flowers bloom during the summer months, but some flowers bloom in the winter, including tea, sunflowers, daffodils, and roses. All flowers flower, but the more fragrant flowers may attract insects that pollinate the flowers. After flowering, some flowers fall to the ground, and you may see a flowering rose bush in the fall.
The Spirea flower, from the genus Crataegus, is a family of flowers with scent glands on the sepals and petals. The bracts on the flowers hold these glands, and the resin is used in perfumes and oils. The common fragrance is far less than that of the sweet pea, but the cactus and peony are both very fragrant and can be found near the sweet pea flowers. It is not the fragrance that makes the peony so popular. It is the fact that it is so very beautiful. The sweet pea comes in many varieties, but the Spirea in its original form is a member of the Lamium family, Cactus, and will not grow in the garden.