What are the most beautiful flowers in the world? Here is all we know. Flowers are a true representation and expression of love and beauty. We honour the dead with flowers and welcome our newly borns with flowers. We also give flowers to our loved ones just to show them how much we love them. Flowers fuel poetry and beauty, and will put an instant smile on the face and gladness in the heart.
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All flowers are made beautiful, but there are some which are distinctly beautiful and stand out from the rest. Making them the most beautiful among flowers. Today we will be looking at 17 of the most beautiful flowers in the world.
Most Beautiful Flowers in the World
Proteas are native to the South African flowering plants and are part of the family of ‘Proteaceae’. They are commonly called ‘Sugar bushes’, and fall majorly under ‘Proteoideae of South Africa’ and ‘Grevilleodeae of South America and Australia’.
Its name ‘Protea’ was given to the flower after the Greek God named ‘Proteus- Son of Poseidon’ by Carl Linnaeus. The flower can be found in different color ranges from Pink, white, yellow, green, orange, and red.
The Magnolia is a huge genus of housing around 200 flowering species. Named after French Botanist Pierre Magnol, it is the official state flower of both Mississippi and Louisiana. The state which is blessed with the abundance of the flower has earned them the nickname ‘Magnolia State’ and their official state tree is also Magnolias.
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The flower which comes in shades of white and cream, pink and varies from pale to bright pink, vary in sizes that range from small foliage and flowers to mid-size to broad Magnolia.
With an expression of beauty and elegance, the Dahlia flower will continue to remain everlasting and these pretty flowers with color palettes of a rainbow are a wondrous fill to the gardens. They are native to Mexico and South America and can take up an indomitable presence in floral arrangements, decorations, and wedding, giving a complete look. There are 13 officially registered groups of Dahlias based on their flower type and petals.
14. Garden Rose
Like their name, Garden Rose, they make the perfect, soft romantic, and amazing floral gift with their lush layered petals and rounded blooms. They are a prime ornamental hybrid and are vastly becoming admired among weddings and high-end floristry projects for their ease and beauty.
The Garden Roses have an amazing array of color that ranges from cream vanilla to pink to intense deep red, these garden roses are a lush, ruffled and puffy petal beauty and makes the bouquet, a harmonious floral stack.
Ideal for bouquets and floral decoration, the Orchids have a bloom time that goes year-round. Native to Australia and Asia, they have an astounding count of 28,000 species and 736 genera, this aesthetic family is no doubt an added sparkle to the Floras. Botanists suggest that the Number of species is increasing every day, particularly in families like Orchidaceae. And one of the rarest of this flower species is the Ghost Orchid.
Orchids can grow in almost every environment and have a color range from soft pale pink to deep rose or magenta, yellow, red-orange or red-yellow and deep red tones, yellowish green to medium greens. They are a good representation of love, charm, admiration, friendship, enthusiasm, joy and happiness, and hopes.
Gazania is a daisy-looking bright flower native to Southern Africa, which belongs to the genus of flowering plants in the Asteraceae family. The beautiful Gazania flowers come in different shades of red, orange, yellow and white-pink and are relatively easy to maintain and have a fast growth rate making them a versatile plant for any landscape.
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The Gazania has two main types, they are ‘clumping’ and ‘trailing’. You could get one and place in your gardens, alongside the driveways, sidewalks, and as a groundcover. With their beautiful texture and color, they can also make an ideal addition to hanging baskets, containers, and over the top walls from which they will drop down giving an amazing and wonderful effect.
11. White Lotus
Also known as the Egyptian white waterlily or the tiger lotus. They are found in various parts of Southeast Asia and East Africa and belong to the family Nymphaeaceae. The blossoms float on water with the support of its lily pads. The white lotus is also a popular pond and aquarium plant.
The peonies are flowering plants belonging to genus ‘Paeonia’, the only genus in the family of ‘Paeoniaceae’ and are the official State flower of Indiana. With their graceful scent, the Peonies attract and beautify wherever they are found. They are cultivated primarily for ornamental purposes and they make a wonderful choice for your personal garden space and landscaping.
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They come in multiple assortments of colors and are a great choice for weddings, floral arrangements, bouquets, gifting, vases and decorating your personal spaces. The highest cut of the Peonies is produced in the Netherlands with approximately 50 million stems annually.
The Fuchsia is ideal for gardens and home environments. They are very colourful and unique, and when planted in a hanging basket in your place, you can watch its beauty blossom when birds gather. The Fuchsia is native to the South, East, and Southeast Asia.
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They are truly a wonderful species of flower and they also come in a very edifying and exotic mixture of shades like peachy pink-white, double pale pink flowers, red-white, red-violet, red-dark violet, red-black, pink-silvery lavender, pure white, pink-violet, soft blush pink. They bloom the most during winter to spring.
8. Cherry Blossom
Cherry blossoms are native to the Japanese. Best time to witness the beauty of this flower species is during spring when the cherry trees are in full blossoms. The spectacular display of blossoms that arrive during spring are celebrated by festivals in Japan and the U.S. The flowers come in different varieties of colours, but the most spectacular of them is white and pink.
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The flowers are truly a beauty on the trees and even when they fall to the ground. They are considered the national flowers of Japan. But, they can also be found in Taiwan, Korea, China, West Siberia, Iran, Pakistan, India, and Canada.
Next up is one of the most cultivated flowers in the world, being distributed from Southern Europe to Africa to Asia, is the Tulip. Most of its hybrids are grown in pots and are popular fresh-cut flowers. The first ever recorded commercial cultivation of the plant happened in Iran. But, currently, the Dutch are the most breeders of this flower species.
The Koki’o or Hibiscus arnottianus is a very flower species found in the wet mountain forests of Hawaii’s Oahu and Moloka’i islands. The plant itself is a shrub, or short tree, that grows between 15 and 20 feet tall. The trees’ leaf is smooth and dark green in colour and is 4 to 6 inches long in length with bright red veins and stems.
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This beautiful flower produces white, 4 inches across bloom that grows at the tip of the branches. White is truly a rare color for the hibiscus family since most of their colors are red or orange. The subspecies immaculatus is extremely rare and only grows in a few valleys on the Moloka’i island.
5. Juliet Rose
Now, this is one flower fit for the bridal bouquets. Juliet Rose is the most expensive rose ever developed, costing its creator $3 million over the course of 15 years. But, all of that time was worth it because it produced one of the rarest and most beautifully unique, peach colored rose. Juliet Rose was displayed publicly for the first time in 2006 at the Chelsea Flower Show. Due to its cupped shape, with paler petals surrounding deeper hued interior petals, this rose has become popular for bridal bouquets.
4. Bird of Paradise
Don’t get twisted by the name, the Bird of Paradise is actually a flower native to South Africa. But, its name is spurred from its look when blooming as it looks like a bird of paradise flight. The exotic plant is also known as Crave Flower.
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A mature bird of paradise plant bloom from May through September. During blooming, each flower has three, upright, orange-colored sepals and three, horizontal, blue, inner sepals. This beautiful wonder of nature also has long, green leaves which makes the flower to look like a flying bird of paradise, one of the most colorful birds in the world.
Bird of paradise grows well in outdoors. It needs full of sunshine. Once the flowers fade away, you should cut back the stems to encourage the next level of blooming.
Did you have any problem with the pronunciation at first? Because I did. But, nonetheless, the Dendrobiums are the second largest orchid genus next to Bulbophyllum and houses almost over 1200 species.
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Also commonly abbreviated by horticulturists as Den, the Dendrobium are known to grow very quickly through summer and slow down in winter and found in almost all varied habitats of the world like India, China and Japan, Philippines, Australia, New Guinea, Vietnam, and other Pacific island regions.
They are easy to grow and are best cultivated outdoors because of their ease with sunlight. Dendrobiums come in multiple colors from white to pink to purple and the like.
2. Lily of the Valley
Ever wondered where Christians got the biblical reference ‘Lily of the Valley’ from to praise God? Well, I guess we’ve helped you clear that air. The Lily of the Valley is actually a sweetly scented, highly poisonous woodland flowering plant that is native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe. Other names include May bells, Our Lady’s tears, and Mary’s tears.
No matter the ranking of different flowers on our list, there is no argument to which comes first as the most beautiful flower in the world. The rose flower is definitely the most beautiful flower ever found and has been cultivated for centuries by man.
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They are one of the most romantic and wonderfully scented of flowers used as a symbol of true love. Most species are found in Asia but it is generally well distributed all over the world. Roses are considered one of the most beautiful ornamental plants to decorate any garden.
Roses can be found in different shades of red, yellow, pink, white and orange. Black and pure blue colored roses don’t exist. Regardless of the color, roses appear to be so attractive.