5 Best Fragrant Houseplants

5 Best Fragrant Houseplants

There’s nothing quite like the scent of a flower or aromatic plant. However, not all plant or tree fragrances are created equal. For instance, the Bradford Pear Tree has been said to smell like dead fish. Crown Imperial flowers are often described as smelling the sulfur. These might not be the fragrances you want to invite into your home.

Below, The Green Goddess goes over a few of the most deliciously aromatic and fragrant houseplants for those looking to spruce up the smell at home.

1.) Lilacs

Lilacs have a sweet, strong, and heady scent, sometimes overly sweet for some, but that’s still better than fish or sulfur, right?

Some lilacs smell sweeter, while others have a spicier scent such as Korean lilacs. These flowers will be at their most fragrant on the sunniest and hottest of days.

2.) Roses

Roses are popular not only for their coloring but also for their smell. The ancient Romans even used roses to freshen their rooms and after taking a bath.

The best smelling roses will be deeper in color and have more velvety petals. Red and pink roses will generally have more of a traditional smell that most of us are accustomed to while orange roses tend to smell fruity.

3.) Lavender

Lavender is another favorite of our ancient ancestors. This plant gets its name from the Latin word “lavare“, which means “to wash“. Those same Romans who used roses to freshen up their rooms also used lavender in their bathwater.

Lavender comes in many varieties and all are delightfully fragrant. This plant becomes especially beautiful when you plant different varieties right next to each other. It’s like they try to upstage each other to see which can release the most fantastic smell. You can plant your lavender in full sun, but make sure to plant it in well drained, fertile soil.

4.) Carnations

Carnation flowers are small and delicate. These flowers can be found in many colors, which generally include red, white, pink, and even purple.

Your carnations will start to bloom between July and September, which is the time when they will release their glorious scent. Some carnation varieties have a slight spiciness to their smell. Most have a clove smell to them as well.

5.) Honeysuckle

Honeysuckles are popularly grown because they have the propensity to cover structures like walls or even buildings of various sizes. Climbing honeysuckle plants in particular turn old looking walls and buildings into things of beauty.

Honeysuckle is also a fragranced flower that provides an attractive scent and color during the early summer months.

If you have climbing honeysuckle, these plants generally thrive with roots plants in the shade, while their tops receive sufficient sunlight. Honeysuckle plants make great friends- they can often live around 20 years. they’re also pretty easy to maintain.

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