20 of the Most Fragrant Purple Flowers

Purple flowers are not only beautiful to admire with your eyes, but many are also a wonder to enjoy with your nose, too!  Here we’ll take you through 20 of the most fragrant purple flowers. 

What Makes Flowers Fragrant? Every type of flower – even different cultivars of the same species – has a completely unique fragrance. The scent of flowers comes from thousands of various chemical compounds contained in a flower’s essential oils.

20 of the Most Fragrant Purple Flowers

Native to parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, the primrose gets its common name from the Latin “prima” and “rosa” which translate to first rose.

1) Primrose

Between 500 and 600 species of violets belong to the genus, Viola. Most violets have pretty heart-shaped leaves and flowers that resemble small faces with bilateral symmetry.

2) Violet

Popular in aromatherapy, the scent of lavender has been shown to have a calming effect on both people and animals.

3) Lavender

Hyacinths grow natively from Northern Bulgaria to Northern Israel, making them winter hardy in zones 4 through 8. Early spring bloomers, the first wafts of their sweet fragrance mark the beginning of spring for many.

4) Hyacinth

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