One of the most exquisite creations of nature is flowers, vibrant in colors, rich in fragrance and pleasing to eyes. These find use in every phase of human existence, from birth till death. While many common flowers can be grown in home gardens, some rare flowers are cultured for their high value.
Here are the list of 10 most expensive flowers:
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Scientifically know as Eustoma Grandiflorum, lisianthus is an annual flower which commands a price ranging between $ 10 and $ 35 per bundle. Thin as a paper, this delicate and beautiful flower comes in colors ranging from lavender to pale purple and blue violet and survived for 2-3 weeks after being cut from the stem.
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9. Lily of the Valley
Next on the list of 10 most expensive flowers is the Lily of the Valley or Convallaria Majalis, a sweet smelling but poisonous flower priced at $ 15-50 per bundle. These bell-shaped flowers bloom in spring season and need extra care while being harvested as they are quite delicate.
Priced at $ 6.5 per stem, Hydrangea, also known as Hortensia comes next in this list. These flowers grow in clusters and are mostly white in color, though blue, pink and purple can also be spotted. A popular wedding flower, it droops early, which is the reason they are bought on the d-day itself.
Another beautiful and expensive flower is gloriosa, which costs as much as $ 6-10 per flower. This decorative flower hails from Asia and South Africa and grows in a host of vibrant colors such as deep red, yellow, yellow green and orange. It commands a high price because of its rarity.
6. 17th Century Tulip Bulb
Featuring next on the list of 10 most expensive flowers of 2015 is the 17th century tulip bulb, which is revered for its beautiful shape and bright colors. The flower has been valued since ancient history, when it fetched a high price of nearly 10000 guilders which equals $ 5700.
5. Saffron Crocus
The precious Saffron Crocus is the source of the expensive aromatic spice called saffron and carries an incredible price tag of $ 1200-1500 per pound. The flower grows in purple color, but the true star is its rich yellow colored stamen, which yields saffron after being harvested and dried. The high price of saffron is attributed to the fact that only 500 g of the spice comes from 80000 flowers.
4. Rothschild’s Orchid
Also known by the name of Gold of Kinabalu Orchid, the rare and beautiful Rothschild’s Orchid commands a huge price of $ 6000 for a single piece. The flower grows only at one place, which is the Kinabalu National Park in Malaysia and needs great care and labor, which accounts for its exorbitant price.
3. Shenzen Nongke Orchid
With an unbelievable price tag of 1.68 million Yuan, equivalent to $ 200000, the Shenzen Nongke Orchid is regarded as the third most expensive flower in 2015. It is a man made flower, which has been the result of years or research and experimentation. The flower boasts of rare beauty and amazing taste.
2. Juliet Rose
Another man made flower, which is the result of hard labor of flower breeder Savid Austin is the elegant Juliet Rose. It was showcased for the first time at the Chelsea Flower Show and fetched a price of 3 million pounds, which equals $ 15.8 million.
1. Kadupul Flower
Kadupul Flower, which is the original native to Sri Lanka, is the most expensive flower in the world as it is considered priceless. The flower takes more than a year to blossom, blooming at night and dying before dawn, which makes it so very precious. Amazingly, this flower survives just a few hours after being picked and has almost never lived long enough to reach the buyers.
All these flowers reach high prices, not only because of their beauty and fragrance, but generally because of their rarity.