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10 Best Smelling Flowers


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Lily-of-the-valley
These tiny blooms pack quite the olfactory punch.
These tiny blooms pack quite the olfactory punch.
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The tiny white or pink bell-shaped flowers of lily-of-the-valley (convallaria) pack a beautiful fragrance. Tough, but fragile in appearance, this easy-care groundcover is a choice you can plant in shady spots and enjoy for years. This perennial that tends to spread, so be sure to plant it in an area where it will have some growing room or provide an edging to keep it in place.

The lily-of-the-valley's small, nodding flowers grow on top of a thin stem, surrounded by wide glossy green leaves that grow to a height of about 6 inches (15.2 centimeters). The delicate flowers make a beautiful miniature bouquet.


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