Flowers are one beautiful part of the plant that has the ability to enhance the grace of Nature. Its colors and shapes are astonishing and breathtaking. These two characteristics are enough for making them attractive. They can be called as a prominent part of the plant as they are responsible for pollination. Earlier, I had discussed about Flowering plants with an unusual appearance, beautiful flower plants grown in summer and Easy Flowering plants. These flowering plants attract only through their physical appearance. But there are some flowers which have a beautiful and pleasant fragrance. This adds up to the grace of the plants. Here are a few Flowering plants with beautiful and pleasant fragrance.
Jasmine is an evergreen shrub native to a small region in the eastern Himalayas in Bhutan and neighboring Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. It is cultivated in many places, especially across much of South and Southeast Asia. The flowers are used as a fragrant ingredient in perfumes and jasmine tea. It is the national flower of the Philippines and called as Sampaguita. It is also one of the three national flowers of Indonesia, where it is known as Melati Putih. The flowers bloom all throughout the year and are produced in clusters of 3 to 12 together at the ends of branches.
Its sweet fragrance is its distinct feature. It is widely grown throughout Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands as an ornamental plant and for its strongly scented flowers. Typically, the flowers are harvested as buds during the early morning. The flower buds are harvested on basis of color, as firmness and size are variables depending on the weather. It is called "Mallige" in Kannada, "Chameli" in Hindi, "Mallikai" in Tamil and "Malle puvu" in Telugu. This flower has a great importance in the Hindu rituals. This flower is preferred for offering to the God.
Tuberose is another beautiful flower with a very pleasant fragrance. In Hindi, it is called as Rajnigandha which means the flower which smells good at night. It is called as Sugandharaja in Kannada which means The King of Fragrance. Rajnigandha is an amazing flower. It has a good characteristic fragrance. Tuberose is one of the most important tropical ornamental bulbous flowering plants cultivated for the production of long-lasting flower spikes. They have a great demand in the market for their beauty and fragrance. The flowers are attractive and elegant in appearance with a sweet fragrance. It is also used in preparing the aromatic oils extracted from its fragrant white flowers.
Tuberose blooms throughout the year and its clustered spikes are rich in fragrance. Tuberose is a native of Mexico from where it spread to different parts of the world during the 16th Century. This is one of the earliest cultivated flowering plants. Tuberose can successfully be grown in pots, borders, beds and commercially cultivated for its various uses. The flowers of tuberose are also used for making artistic garlands, floral ornaments, bouquets and extraction of essential oil.
A rose is a woody perennial flowering plant native to Asia, Europe, North America, and Northwestern Africa. There are nearly 300 varieties of Roses grown around the world. Roses are available in many attractive colors. Red rose is the well-known rose variety. It has a very pleasant fragrance which is used in the preparation of perfumes. The flowers are used to make garlands and the single flower is also used for decorative purposes. It is also used in the rituals as an offering to the God. The majority of ornamental roses are hybrids that were bred for their flowers.
Roses are best known as ornamental plants grown for their flowers in the garden and sometimes indoors. Some are used as landscape plants, for hedging and for other utilitarian purposes such as game cover and slope stabilization. They also have minor medicinal uses. The petals are used to prepare perfumes and also to prepare eatables like gulkand. Its essence is also used in preparing delicious dishes. Rose petals or flower buds are sometimes used to flavor ordinary tea or combined with other herbs to make herbal teas.
Alyssum is another flowering plant with a very sweet fragrance. It is native to Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. It has a vast species diversity in the Mediterranean region. Most of the species are perennials but some species are annuals. Alyssum flowers are useful in alpine rock gardens, borders, planters, hanging baskets and dry zones. They are small plants that may get 3 to 6 inches tall and produce clusters of tiny flowers in clumps.
The blooms come in pink, salmon, purple, white and yellow. It requires warm weather to grow so that weather can available in 18°c to 21°c temperature. This is the best temperature to grow the Alyssum. In Spain, Alyssum is used as an astringent for treating gonorrhea. Alyssum fragrance oil performs perfectly in joy wax, wow wax, and is nice and strong in soy wax.