London, April 4: Sweet pea, whose Latin name lathyrus odoratus means 'delicate pleasures,' has been named Britain's best-scented summer annual flower in a new survey.
The survey conducted by the consumer magazine Gardening Which? compared the fragrances and blooms of 40 different scented annual plants and came up with the country's top ten, reports the Telegraph. Fragrantissma, a popular variety of sweet pea, landed the top spot for its ability to fill the garden with fragrance and stay in bloom throughout the summer. In second place was the angel's trumpet, a plant that releases its scent as the sun goes down.
Bird's eyes, a plant with small white flowers and a scent similar to that of oriental lilies, stood third while Tobacco plant came fourth.
Rounding off the top five was Cherry pie.
Britain's top ten best-scented summer annual flowers are:
1. Sweet pea
2. Angel's trumpet
3. Bird's eyes
4. Tobacco plant
5. Cherry pie
6. Tobacco plant - a variant
10. Evening primrose