Widely considered to be one of life’s most delightful treats, nothing can beat a fresh bouquet of flowers.
Vibrant, colourful and rich in natural beauty, most flower varieties smell wonderful.
Everyone loves the smell of roses, but did you know that some flowers have a lot stronger smell than others?
Before we list some of the strongest smelling flowers, do you know which flowers are considered among the best smelling in the world?
Here is the complete list:
- Lily of the Valley
- Chocolate Cosmos
- Four o’clock
- Sweat Pea
- Sweet Alyssum
Here is a list of top 5 strongest smelling flowers! Did any of the names in the list surprise you?
There are many types of chrysanthemums; for example, there are those that feature blooms on every stem and there are those that have spidery blooms, packed with skinny petals.
The smell of these wonderful flowers are earthy and herby – rather than the sweet aromas typically associated with bouquets. As well as exuding an elegance, chrysanthemums can also be used to repel insects.
Interesting fact: In Japan, the chrysanthemum is a symbol of the Emperor and the Imperial family. The chrysanthemum crest (a mon of chrysanthemum blossom design) indicates a link to the Emperor; there are more than 150 patterns of this design.
2. Casablanca Lilies
Big and extravagant, Casablanca lilies boast long, thin stems featuring as many as five considerably-sized blooms.
White and pure, these blooms give off a sweet odor which will easily fill a small room.
An aroma that is persistent and lingers, many find it incredibly enchanting.
Often favoured by the florists for weddings, these lilies are relatively easy to grow in any garden soil, just need to remember the basics: they like their heads in the sun and feet in the shade.
Gardenia is one of the most widely recognised fragrances in the garden world, with heavy scent and lovely white flowers.
Can be grown in your garden or even indoors. The flowers was named after Dr. Alexander Garden (1730-1791), a Scottish-born American naturalist.
There are currently around 140 varieties of gardenia.
Interesting fact: In France, gardenias are the flower traditionally worn by men as boutonnière when in evening dress.
4. Garden Phlox
A showstopping flower with sweet fragrance which are most apparent on warm, sunny days. Grows in clusters of candy-coloured blooms.
Phlox is one of the most popular choices for many gardeners, thanks to the fact that it is long blooming, hardy and long-lived, easy of culture, often fragrant and never need staking.
Do you have Phlox in your garden?
The jasmine flowers themselves are delicate and quite feminine, with very distinctive smell and jasmine is often described as the King of Essences.
There are currently around 200 different species of jasmine, native to tropical and warm regions. Jasmine is one of the most popular flowers used for tea, thanks to its flavour and beautiful smell.
Interesting fact: Jasmine is a national flower for many countries, including Hawaii, Indonesia, Philippines and Pakistan.