Thankfully, there is a vast selection of sweet-smelling blooms available for us to enjoy. These include tree-borne varieties found in tropical regions and petite, low-lying plants. Some of these flowers are as visually striking as they are aromatic, while others may not catch our eye right away. Let’s take a closer look at the first one on our list: heliotrope.
Teri Speight, who is a multi-talented personality, including being a master gardener, writer, podcaster, logger, and author of Black Flora: Profiles of Inspiring Black Flower Farmers and Florists, suggests that the heliotrope annual plant has a sweet aroma similar to cherry pie. She adds that to ensure the proper growth and development of heliotropes, they require plenty of light and moderate watering. Moreover, if you have a small or sheltered garden, the fragrant scent of heliotropes will leave you amazed. Another popular flower, the rose, is also a favorite among many gardeners.
Not everything that appears to be a rose is actually a rose, and the same goes for other flowers. Gardenias, for instance, have a distinct fragrance that sets them apart from other blooms. Some gardenia varieties emit a fruity aroma, while others have a musky scent. However, our top pick is the classic fragrance of Gertrude Jekyll.
Gardenia is a much-loved scent in the perfume industry, and it’s hard to beat when it comes to growing in its own environment. The sweet, delicate white blooms of gardenias are sure to add a wonderful touch of fragrance to any garden.
In the springtime, a charming variety of flowers known as annuals make their appearance. These blossoms come in a plethora of fragrances, with classic choices such as Cupani being particularly popular. Having them in your garden is a true pleasure because their sweet scent can be noticed from a distance of several blocks. Another lovely option to consider is Daphne.
After the dreary winter season, the Daphne flowers emerge on small shrubs to offer a delightful sight. The surrounding atmosphere is filled with a refreshing scent, thanks to the clusters present on the bush. Another beautiful flower to relish is the Angel’s Trumpet.
Although this plant is toxic, it still emits a tempting scent. During the night, it gives off a peculiar aroma, which can be attractive. The tree is small and tropical, and its branches are adorned with yellow buds that resemble upside-down squash. This is the lilac, one of the eleven plants in this series.
Although many people adore the sweet scent of lilacs, some may find it too strong or reminiscent of cleaning products. Nevertheless, if you’re a fan, consider placing several lilac bushes around your living or work space for an aromatic treat. Moving on to another flower, freesias are a popular choice for their delicate fragrance.
Freesias are bulbs that get planted in the fall and blossom in the spring as a solitary stem adorned with bell-shaped flowers. These blooms come in a variety of hues, including white, golden yellow, orange, red, pink, mauve, lavender, purple, and iridescent.
Paperwhites can be a topic of debate among flower enthusiasts due to their strong scent. These blooms, which are typically planted as bulbs, will appear in late winter or early spring. Whether you find the musky fragrance enjoyable (as we do!) or unpleasant (some have likened it to the odor of dirty socks) is entirely subjective.
With their tropical appearance, these beautiful flowers can be planted during autumn and will last throughout the summer season. Their sweet fragrance will make you feel like you’re in a far-off tropical paradise, even if you’re just in your own backyard. Don’t forget to include Mock Orange in your garden!
During the onset of spring or early summer, a flowering shrub blooms and produces tiny white flowers. The most interesting aspect of this plant is its citrus-like fragrance, although it does not belong to the citrus family. This shrub can serve as an excellent replacement for orange trees in regions with colder temperatures. Image source: Pinterest.