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Fragrant Perennial Flowers - A List of 45+ Highly Fragrant Flowers

This page is a list of all the fragrant perennial flowers I have found in my research. Perennial flowers come in all different shapes, colors, sizes, and scents. Some of these extremely fragrant flowers can be grown indoors and fill a home with their perfume-like aroma. Other flowers have subtle or unpleasant smells which some people may find disagreeable. Many of these perennial flowers' fragrance comes from the blossoms, while some of these plants have fragrant foliage instead. Nevertheless, all of the fragrant perennials on this list are flowering plants.Fragrant Perennial FlowersAstilbe - Astilbe is a groundcover which sends up highly-fragrant purple flowers in the summer. The fragrance is enjoyable to humans and pollinating insects alike. Astilbe is best planted along walkways and interspersed in areas where pollination is desirable, such as alongside vegetable gardens.Belladonna Lily - Belladonna Lilies are large pink, white or purple flowers which grow best in hot, dry clim…
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Medicinal Perennial Flowers and Herbs, And Their Healing Properties

In studying perennial flowers, one of the most amazing things I have found is the high number of herbs and flowers which have medicinal properties. Some of these herbaceous plants are valued for their inherent pharmacological compounds, while others are wholly used in herbal and traditional remedies, both internally and externally. There are many medicinal uses for flowers, from the treatment of simple skin conditions to treating complex conditions such as cancer.This list of medicinal herbs and flowers will include pictures and descriptions of each perennial, whenever possible. This page is designed as an educational resource and is not intended to supplant the advice of your doctor or a medical professional. Furthermore, some toxic flowers could be easily misidentified as medicinal ones, so please consult with a professional herbalist or buy your herbs from a trusted seller if you intend to experiment with them yourself. Finally, it is important to note that when dealing with herbs,…

Alphabetical List of Perennial Flowers: Perennial Flowers U-Z

In this final post in the series, I will round out the Alphabetical List of Perennial Flowers with the letters U-Z. By the end of this list, I will have described over 270 different genus and species of perennial flowers. The research for these flowers has taken scientists and botanists all over the world, to many exotic and unlikely locations where some of the species are found. From the Arctic Circle to the Tropic, and south to the southernmost tip of South America and South Africa, perennial flowers survive and flourish, and are essential to the ecosystem. In fact, without perennial flowers and the pollinators who help spread them, the survival of many species on Earth, including Humanity, would be impossible.Skip to section: UVWXYZ Perennial Flowers: UUrn Plant - A member of the bromeliad family, the Urn Plant is a Brazillian native which is cultivated as an ornamental houseplant. Its long, dark green foliage is topped by a crown of serrated rosette leaves, between which beautiful…

Alphabetical List of Perennial Flowers: Perennial Flowers Q-T

The Alphabetical List of Perennial Flowers continues here with those which begin with the letters Q-T. As with the previous entries on this list, I will briefly describe the most commonly-available species of perennial flowering vines, shrubs, trees, and groundcover. In subsequent posts, I will attempt to further analyze some of these species in great detail, as they warrant further investigation. For this list, however, I am picking and choosing select species - there would be 20,000 different types of perennial daisies on this list if I tried to include every perennial flower! Nevertheless, the list is an evolving work in progress, where more species will be added as I discover them. Skip to section: QRST Perennial Flowers: Q Quaker Ladies - Quaker ladies are stalked plants which grow tiny, solitary half-inch flowers at the tip of each stalk. The flowers have four light blue petals, with a characteristic yellow color at their center. Quaker Ladies are delicate, dainty wildflowers…

Alphabetical List of Perennial Flowers: Perennial Flowers M-P

This is the fourth installment in the Alphabetical List of Perennial Flowers. In this article, flowers which begin with the letters M through P will be listed and briefly described. As with the previous articles in this series, some flowers on this list actually broadly describe an entire genus, comprised of thousands of different species and cultivars. To keep this list brief, we won't go into that level of depth.Skip to section: MNOP Perennial Flowers: MMalva - Better known as Mallow in North America, the Malva flower is a five-petaled pink or white flower which grows at the tips of an herbaceous perennial plant. The particular hue of this flower inspired the name of the color 'Mauve.' The mallow plant is cultivated as an ornamental, though in North America, it is sometimes considered to be an invasive species. It is both edible and medicinal and is used to treat certain skin conditions in herbal medicine.Marigold - Generally speaking, Marigolds are members of the Calend…