Of all the types of lilies, Oriental lilies are among the most fragrant. The heady perfume produced by the flowers is particularly strong in the evening. Oriental lilies have broader leaves than some other varieties of lilies, and the foliage and flowers are deer and rabbit resistant.
Oriental-Trumpet Lily 'Yelloween'
In my garden they are the last lilies of the season, and are the strongest plants with the most flowers and the best fragrance. The blossoms can measure 10″ across and with more than a dozen buds per stem, the show usually lasts a full 3 weeks.
Well, I feel that white Oriental lilies as shown in today's post, sometimes also fall into this category. People either tend to adore their intense fragrance or really can't abide it.
The stargazer or Oriental lily is one of the most profoundly scented flowers you can get. When it's growing in a garden it casts its aroma across the bed, through the yard, down even into the street. When it's cut and mixed into an arrangement, it's just as scented.
Yes lilies do have a scent, but some varieties are stronger and more distinct than others! In general, Oriental lilies have a strong, classic lily smell while Asiatic lilies are unscented. Here are a few examples: Stargazer: strong and sweet.
It is valued for the essential oils extracted from its flowers (also called "ylang-ylang"), which has a strong floral fragrance. Ylang-ylang is one of the most extensively used natural materials in the perfume industry, earning it the name "Queen of Perfumes".
Lily. Lilies are known for being one of the strongest-smelling flowers around. These large, dramatic flowers come in a range of colors and are perfect for any occasion.
Daylilies as a whole are not a particularly fragrant perennial. The majority of the cultivars on the market possess no fragrance.
Oriental lilies are known for their fragrant perfume, blooming mid-to-late summer. Stargazers are easy to grow and do best in full sunlight. They have a fast growth rate and should be planted in full sun in well-drained loamy or sandy soil.
Because of their large white blooms, Casa Blanca Oriental Lilies are also a favorite for moon gardens. Delicate and fragrant, Oriental lilies are some of the most beautiful lilies to plant in the garden. Their fragrance permeates the summer breeze.
That's because of a fragrant compound called linalool--most lilies emit linalool, and often more intensely in the evening.
A sublime floral? Flirtatious gourmand? Tiger Lily is a happy balance of both. Notes of orange flower, vanilla, and amber make Tiger Lily daring + delightful with charming beauty.
With more than 90 species in the genus Lilium, Asiatic and Oriental hybrids are the most prolifically used in the florist trade.
Whether it's the queen of the night or the poet's jasmine, they all are the most fragrant flowers in the world with a strong and sweet scent.
The answer can be both—while our aromatic lilies may smell amazing to some, others with allergies or sensitive noses may find their scent overpowering. Luckily for them, not all lilies smell. It's true; some lilies boast a fragrance that will fill a room, but other varieties have little to no scent at all.
"The Easter lily has long, white, trumpet-shaped flowers, and a sweet fragrance, reminiscent of a delicate perfume," says Warren.
Peace lilies are sturdy, easy to grow plants with glossy, dark green oval leaves that narrow to a point. The leaves rise directly from the soil. These plants also periodically produce lightly fragrant white flowers that resemble calla lilies. The long-lasting, pure white flowers will turn a pale green as they age.
Bee Orchids (Ophrys apifera)
But perhaps no species is more seductive than the bee orchid, which mimics the scent and appearance of a velvety female bee in order lure lovesick males onto its petals.
Nicotiana. Also known as tobacco flowers, nicotiana are star-shaped. Just like stars, these shine at night, and this is when these exquisite flowers begin their perfumed performance. The freesia-like scent of the nicotiana flower attracts bumble bees, offering a honey buffet for hungry insects.
Jasmine. A sweet-smelling, small white-pinkish flower that grows on long trailing bracts, jasmine is a great choice for a scented bouquet at a country wedding.