There is no doubt that flowers are one of the most beautiful creations of nature. A bouquet of flowers is a generally recognized sign of attention and good location all over the world. Plus, it's a versatile gift for almost any occasion, be it a birthday, wedding, or first date.
There is a huge variety of flowers in the world, many popular varieties can be seen in flower shops in every city. However, there are such rare and exotic specimens, a bouquet of which will cost no less than a good precious piece of jewelry.
So, we present to you a list of the most expensive flowers in the world.
Hydrangea … The flower grows in Asia and on both American continents. This variety got its name in honor of Princess Hortense, the monarch of the times of the Holy Roman Empire. Most species of this plant have two types of flowers - small inner and large outer. On average, one Hydrangea flower costs $ 6.5.
Gloriosa … The plant grows in Asia and South Africa, and is a rather rare and expensive flower. Gloriosa is also called the "flower of glory". The length of the flower stems reaches three meters, and the inflorescence itself has a yellow-green or yellow-red color. The exotic "appearance" of the flower is reflected in its cost, which reaches $ 10.
Rainbow roses are the result of a technology invented by Dutch flower artisans. The first successes in creating such roses were obtained by the inventors in 2004. By and large, the rainbow rose is a child of engineering, since in the process of growth, the stem is divided into separate channels, which absorb each of its dyes. The result is a unique multi-colored petal color. Average cost - from $ 10.
King of the night … One of the most expensive varieties of tulips, which during the so-called "tulip fever" cost fabulous money. So, one onion cost the equivalent of 300 liters of wine or 4 tons of wheat. Today, the average price of one bulb of such a black tulip is now 15-20 dollars.
Eden Rose … The world-famous variety of climbing roses, bearing the title of the most beautiful on the planet. The flowers are heavy, large buds with a pale cream color with a pink border. There are other variations in shades. For 20 years of existence of this variety, "Paradise Rose", as the name of the flower is translated, has won many different awards. This variety of roses is a favorite of the famous cinema comedian Louis de Funes. One piece is priced at over $ 20.
Sweet juliet … This rose variety was bred by British breeder David Austin. It took the Englishman 15 years and almost $ 16 million to create this beautiful flower. Graceful roses with buds of the most delicate apricot color were first shown to the world in 2006 as part of a flower show in England. Since then, active discussions of this variety have not ceased in the circle of breeders around the world. One bud costs $ 25.
Medinilla grows in the humid tropical zone of Africa and Asia. She deserves the title of the most beautiful exotic plant. Specialists - botanists and gardeners - even gave the flower a corresponding unofficial name - "beautiful". During flowering, the plant amazes with the beauty of its inflorescences, which are entwined with tiers of pinkish bracts, strewn with many small pink flowers. This plant is priced between $ 50 and $ 150.
Orchid Kinabalu Gold is considered the most expensive in the specialized market. Such a rare plant can be seen only in one place on our planet - on Mount Kinabalu, which is located on the territory of the national state park of the island of Borneo. This is an endangered orchid species that first begins to bloom only 15 years after the appearance of the first foliage. One peduncle produces 5-6 large flowers, dotted with darkish veins. It grows only from March to May and it can take a long time from one flowering to another. For just one shoot of this flower, you will have to fork out for 5-6 thousand dollars.
Shenzhen nongke - the flower received this difficult-to-pronounce name from its creators - a team of Chinese breeders who spent 8 years breeding this orchid variety. The flowering of Shenzhen Nongke has to be expected for 4-5 years. In 2015, this plant was bought by an unknown buyer for a record amount that exceeded $ 200 thousand. This made Shenzhen Nongke the most expensive flower ever sold in the world.