Flowers are sweet and one of the most natural beauties. Beautiful flowers have become tools of adornment, decoration, and sometimes gifts for your loved ones, especially during memorable special occasions such as the great annual Valentine, Mothers’ day, wedding occasions and so on. However, the needs of people to purchase quality flowers for their loved ones have often been turned down, due to the discovery of how exorbitant the prices of these following set of flowers are. What we have below is the list of top ten most expensive flowers in existence.
1. Kadupul Flower (Priceless).
Kadupul is a sleeping beauty that sleeps in the day and blooms infrequently in the night. It has been declared “priceless” because this flower can neither be harvested nor sold in the floral stores. History has never for once recorded the sales of any Kadupul flower.
2. Juliet Rose ($15.8 million).
Juliet Rose was first presented to the world in 2006, at the Chelsea FlowerShow. It is worth a mouth-gaping sum of $15.8 million (equivalent of £3 million). Can you just imagine?
3. Shenzhen Nongke Orchid ($202,000).
Shenzhen Nongke Orchid is an artificial flower that was developed in the laboratory by the Shenzhen Nongke agricultural research group. Breedingobserving this flower spanned 8 years. In 2005, it was auctioned at a whooping sum of $202000 ranking it one of the most expensive flowers in the world.
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4. The Gold of Kinabalu Orchid ($6000 per piece).
This orchid is very expensive, owing much regards to its rarity and beauty. The Gold of Kinabalu is only grown in Malaysia’s Kinabalu National Park.Cultivating this orchid is not an easy task as it takes a very long time toemanate. Researchers have discovered that a stem of this beautiful orchid is sold at $5000 at black-market price and the real value is worth $6000 per stem.
5. Saffron Crocus ($1200 – $1500 per pound).
The 5th expensive flower is the Saffron Crocus. It has a yellow stamen, a purple petals and a green stem. Saffron is popularly known for its usage as seasoning in various cuisines, but it is still commonly sold as flowers. However, the Saffron Crocus is in high demand and the selling price remains at $1500 perpound.
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6. The 17thCentury Tulip Bulb (sold for $5,700).
The Tulip Bulb is often sold at $9 per bunch. This simple, yet beautiful flower was sold for huge prices in the 17thCentury Holland.The flower is much loved for its shape and deep lush colors with regards to its longer lifespan when compared to other flowers. The price of the Tulip bulbrose up to $5,700 and since then, it has remained a symbol of status.
7. Gloriosa ($6 – $10 per flower).
At present, the Gloriosa is native to Asia and South Africa and it ranks the 7thmost expensive flower in the world due to its uniqueness. The showy petals of the Gloriosa change colors from center to tip. These flowers can be seen in yellow, yellow-green, orange, and red colors. Presently, a stem of the Gloriosa flower costs $6-$10 per vine.
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8. Hydrangea ($6.5 per stem).
The Hydrangea is commonly white in color, but can also be seen in violet, purple, pink and blue colors. It is mostly appropriate to buy these flowers as close to when needed as possible because itfades quickly. They are mostly used in weddings as well as many other occasions. It costs $6.5 to buy a stem of Hydrangea.
9. Lily of the Valley ($15 – $50 per bundle).
The Lily of the Valley is a delicate flower with sweet scent andas well, poisonous. This flower flourishes in cool temperate regions of Europe and can only survive for a few weeks. Much care is applied by horticulturists when harvesting these flowers in a bid to elongate its lifespan. A bundle of Lily of the Valley costs $50 or even more.
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10. Lisianthus ($10 – $35 per bundle).
The Lisianthus, also discreetly known as the Eustoma Grandiflorum, is a flower that blooms annually. These flowers are in various ilk of colors such as white, lavender, pale purple and blue violet. Its petals are wide, delicate, and ruffled. Lisianthus is costly because it maintain survival only for a few weeks after it is has been harvested. A bundle of this flower costs $35 while it is often sold at $2-$4 per stem.