Flowers are one of the natural beauties that brighten up the world around us. The smell, the color, and the beauty, are its main features. Flowers are used as symbols of expression, attractiveness and so much more. Every flower has its own meaning and importance, therefore in order to express what in you feel inside, hence a price has to be paid. These are the top 10 most expensive flowers in the world.
10. Lisianthus – $35 per bunch, $2-$4 per stem
Lisianthus belongs to the family of Eustoma, mainly found in Southern United States and Mexico. They are grown in grassy moist land, and these 5 centimeter flowers bloom only once a year.
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9. Lily of the Valley – $45-$50 per bunch, $150-$350 per bouquet
Lily of the Valley is one of the most popular flowers in the world, because of its beautiful scent. They are found in cool temperate regions like North Asia and Europe, and they bloom in spring season. In addition, Lily of the valley is a poisonous flower
8. Hydrangea – $4.5-$7 per stem, $56 per bunch
Hydrangea is a flower with more than 70 kinds of specie. It can be found easily but are in a form of small trees or shrubs. They are also known as evergreen plants because they bloom for a short seasonal time. In addition to this Hydrangea is also poisonous in nature along with it sweet scenet.
7. Gloriosa Lily – $6-$10 per flower, $60-$80 per bunch
Glorisoa Lily is one of the moderately expensive plants. It is rare but can be found at large and medium scale nurseries. Glorisoa lily is from the Colchicaceae family and is mainly found in Southern Africa, Australia and Asia.
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6. Saffron Crocus – $1,200 – $1,500 per pound
Saffron Crocus is known for its use as a spice than a flower. It has been used as a spice for more than 3000 years by many different cultures. A lot of hard work is done to get this spice. Almost 80,000 flowers are used to produce 500 grams of spice, and the procedure of production also very complicated.
5. Gold of Kinabalu Orchid – $5,000 per plant
Golf of Kinabalu is naturally grown, heaven like flower. The flower is very rarely found, and is only sold in black market. The flower nearly became extinct, when the smugglers destroyed all the flowers, since they wanted to increase its value. The Golf of Kinabalu Orchid can only be found in Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia, nowhere else in the world.
4. 17th century Tulip Bulb – $5700-$6000 in 17th century
Tulip bulbs can be bought for almost $9-$10 per bunch, nowadays. Back in the 17th century, this flower had a huge market value. Its color and unique smell was nothing like other, back in the days and was sold at a very high price. Therefore you can say that back in the days it was one of the most expensive flowers in the world. It was found in Eurasia and North Africa only.
3. Shenzhen Nongke Orchid – $256270
Shenzen Nongke is the name of the researcher who made alterations in nature’s breeding process to make this master piece. After 8 years of hard work, it finally paid off with the creation of China’s most expensive local grown flower. The flower is very precisely harvested, and takes more than 4-5 years to blossom.
2. Juliet Rose – £3 million ($4 million)
15 years of hard work by David Austin in apricot hued hybrid, was awarded to him as a result, known as “Juliet Rose”. The flower made its debut in 2006 Chester Flower Show, and was praised by everyone. The flower gained it uniqueness and specialty from the precision breeding it went through and now it is one of the most expensive flowers in the world.
1. Kadupul flower – Priceless
Kadupul flower, also known as “Queen of the night” is one of the most expensive and extremely rare flowers in the world. It can be only found in Sri Lanka, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico and Japan. The reason why it’s rare is because it is really hard to harvest it. The flower is grown on a special kind on cactus named, Epiphyllum oxypetalum and the interesting thing about this flower is that it only blossoms for few hours.