The most expensive flowers in the world. Unusual flowers for a bouquet
Today, many are engaged in growing flowers: some for business, others consider it just their hobby. After all, everyone, without exception, wants to present a special bouquet as a gift. Therefore, today we will go a little further and offer you the "Top 10 most expensive flowers in the world", which are unusual not only for their price, but also for their appearance.
Tenth place: gloriosa
Tropical gloriosa opens our list. The name of the flower comes from the Latin Gloriostis, which means "illustrious", which is why it is called the "flower of glory." The stems are very fragile, the leaves in rare cases reach about three meters in length, the flower itself is quite large, rich yellow-green or red-yellow flowers.
And during flowering, you can notice a change in color - the yellow shade almost disappears, and the red color becomes richer.
One such flower will cost the buyer about eight to ten dollars.
Another distinctive feature of this flower is that it is poisonous. All its constituents contain colchicine, five milligrams of which is enough to kill a person.
9th place - edelweiss
The next in the list of the most expensive flowers in the world is edelweiss, which is considered a symbol of tenderness and kindness. The plant is not very tall, the flowers are white, occasionally ivory, and the corollas form a “basket”.
The second name of the flower isleontopodium, as to the ancient Romans it resembled a lion's paw. It’s difficult to find such a flowerEdelweiss grows in European and Asian mountain areas, so the price for it reaches ten dollars.
Eighth line: colored roses
Rainbow roses are next on our list. This variety is bred by a famous Dutch breeder.P. Van de Verken, the first multi-colored roses appeared in 2004.
Looking at the flower, you might think that it is colored, but it is not, flower growers use white roses in their stems to produce unusual shades of flowers, which make canals in the stems, which allow the plant to absorb water with various harmless dyes.
In the market for one rose will have to pay 10-15 dollars.
7th place - black tulip
On the seventh line of our ranking is one of the varieties of tulips, called the King of the night. Black tulip - the flower has received also such name which occurs because of lilac-black color of buds.
Beautiful in its color of the night sky King of the night for many centuries was the most expensive in the flower world. For one flower bulb, a herd of sheep, four bulls, several tons of wheat or butter, 300 kilograms of cheese, or 300 liters of the best wine were given.
But over time, the unusualness of the flower became familiar, and its price dropped to twenty dollars. Despite this, the black tulip is still considered one of the most elegant and elegant flowers in the world.
Sixth place: heavenly rose
This place in the list of the most expensive flowers for a bouquet belongs to the variety of roses, which has a very beautiful and unusual name - Pierre de Ronsard. These beautiful roses have another name - Eden Rose, which means "paradise rose".
The main name of this climbing beauty received from one of the French poets, but his name was not so famous. Therefore, the plant gave the second name.
Mostly, the flowers have a cream color with a pink border. But there may be other shades close to this. In the center of the bud color may be more intense. This beautiful flower in diameter can reach fifteen centimeters, and the number of petals reaches 150.
This variety of roses has many awards and is the most beloved rose in the world. The cost of one such rose does not exceed $ 25.
Fifth line - Sweet Juliet
In the list of the most expensive flowers in the world, the fifth place rightfully belongs to the species of roses called Sweet Juliet, derived in England. The breeder from the UK needed a lot of money and long-term painstaking work.
Beautiful small buds have a delicate apricot shade, almost white at the edges. The smell of this variety strongly resembles the smell of tea rose. And the view itself is very hardy. For the first time the world saw this beautiful creature only in 2006 at the Chelsea Flower Show. A small bouquet of such roses can cost up to $ 150.
4th place: medinilla
Referring to the names of the most expensive flowers in the world, it is necessary to tell about a tropical plant with an unusual name - medinilla.Its homeland is the Philippine Islands. The plant is very capricious, so we grow mainly in greenhouses.
The flower attracts the attention of breeders, gardeners and botanists with its beauty - a long stem hangs down and ends with numerous bracts. It is in them that an infinite number of small pale pink flowers are located, which in their overall appearance resemble a bunch of grapes. Leaves located near the inflorescences have a paler shade.
It is for such an extraordinary beauty that she was nicknamed "gorgeous". One such plant can cost the buyer $ 150.
Third Place: Gold Kinabalu
The top three of the most expensive flowers in the world undoubtedly includes the well-known orchid. Only the species about which we will speak is far from familiar to everyone and, unfortunately, has practically disappeared. This orchid is Gold Kinabalu, which got its name from its appearance.
This plant is one of the rarest on Earth. It is grown in the National Park, located on Mount Kinabalu. Beautiful, bright and fragrant flowers of golden color appear on it fifteen years after the first leaves bloom. Orchid grows only in spring.
Also, the petals may have a pinkish, greenish with speck or golden with burgundy stripe color. A rare plant of amazing beauty will cost the connoisseur approximately six thousand dollars for one flower.
Also here we can mention another orchid variety - Shenzhen Nongke, which has inner white and extreme lemon petals. Fragrant flowers appear only after five years of growth. This orchid has been bred in China.
At one of the auctions twelve years ago, it was offered a very high price for it - 202 thousand American dollars. At that time, this plant was considered the most expensive in the world.
Second place: middler red
Slightly inferior to the leader of the top list, the second position was firmly strengthened by an even rarer than an orchid, the midlemist red plant. Magnificent, bright, it causes the admiration of millions. Midlemist looks very similar to roses.
China is considered its homeland. But there all the plants of this species have disappeared, and there are only two of them left all over the planet - in the English royal greenhouse and in New Zealand. It is for this reason that the flower is not for sale, and its value has not been precisely determined. But it can cost the money that someone agrees to pay for it.
First place - kadupul
The leader is an extraordinary plant growing on the shores of Sri Lanka. This kadupul, having also the name "Queen of the Night." Long white petals look like ruffled feathers. Kadupul got its second name for good reason: it blooms only at night. There is no point in cutting a white flower, because it blooms for several hours, and then it dies at dawn.
That is why the cadupula flower is priceless.
Thus, we looked at various flowers, including edelweiss, unusual rainbow roses, beautiful and disappearing orchid and midlemist, as well as the undoubted leader, kadupul.