Planting Orchids? Why Not Plant The Most Fragrant Types?

Lee Dobbins

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Orchids are well-known for the interesting beauty and unusual varieties but they are also loved for their wonderful fragrance. Whether used in corsages, bouquets or planted right in your garden, orchids have a wonderful scent that can sue the savage beast. There are many orchids that have marvelous smells but here is a list of some of the most fragrant orchids on the market today.

Aerangis These are smaller sized orchids that are very fragrant in the evening hours.

Aerides These tall lanky orchids can have good fragrance that need to be careful because some of them do not.

Ancistrochilum rothschildianum This is a small species that is deciduous during winter.

Brassavola The popular lady of the night orchid is out of the Brassavola species which include other orchids that give off their sense in the night.

Brassia Not only smells good but it is striking to with its large spiderlike flowers.

Brassidium These brassia hybrids are nicely scented and very popular today.

Brassocattleyas A cross between cattleya and barcarole, these files can be very strongly scented.

Catasetum This large deciduous plant bears male or female flowers and has many species that are quite fragrant concluding the tenebrosum and pileatum. There are also many popular hybrids that are very fragrant as well.

Cattleya The most fragrant species this orchid can be iricolor, bicolor, dowiana, labiata, maxima, schilleriana, warscewiczii and mossiae. Some of the hybrids can be intensely fragrant.

Clowesia These orchids lose their leaves during the winter time and have many species which are scented.

Dendrobium A popular genus of orchid having tall canes which those leaves in winter. Most of this species of orchid or scented and you might recognize some of the more popular ones which include monoliforme, speciosum, nobile, kingianum, loddigesii and parishii.

Dendrochilum these orchids have chains of tiny flowersand many of the species assented including the magnum, glumacaeum and cobbianum.

Gongora These small and highly fragrant species can be rather short-lived.

Haraella odorata These of a popular miniature orchids which are very fragrant.

Sedirea japonica Cultivated in Japan these orchids can be on the small side and rather long but are highly fragrant.

Vanda these orchids are harder to grow in northern regions and a big long a real roots. The smaller scented species include suavis, denisonia, cristata and tessellata.

Zygopetalum Consisting of complex hybrids the species are highly scented with wonderful fragrance.

Lee Dobbins writes for where you can learn more about different types of orchids, growing orchids and the most fragrant orchids .


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