Fun Facts about Flowers

fun and flowers 150x150 Fun Facts about FlowersFlowers have been seen by everyone around everyday but who stops and concentrates on them to find out how and why each flower is different or what is astonishing about a certain flower? Let’s discover today some fun facts about different flowers all around the world as to astonishment of many people there are around 400000 species of flowers grown in world.

  • Roses are valued for their romantic symbolism but their blooms are also edible and have the flavors of green apples and strawberries.
  • Amazingly, Tulips can continue to grow as much as an inch per day after being cut.
  • flowers fun 150x150 Fun Facts about FlowersChrysanthemums are one of the few flowers that can be cultivated bonsai style.
  • Chrysanthemum blooms can be as small as 1 centimeter or as large as 25 centimeters.
  • Symbolism such as imagination, dreaminess, and a declaration of love is a big part of the allure of Tulips.
  • There are over 15,000 species of roses cultivated across the world. The rose family also includes pears, apples, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots, and almonds.
  • Most tulips have two to six leaves, but a few species can have up to 12 leaves.funny flowers 150x150 Fun Facts about Flowers
  • In Malta, chrysanthemums are associated with funerals, making it unlucky to keep the flower indoors.
  • Sunflowers are able to soak up radiation.
  • Titan arums are the world’s largest flowers at almost 10 feet in height.
  • Angiosperm is the scientific name for flowering plants. It means “seed bearing.”
  • The scientific name of sunflowers is Helianthus, Helia for sun and Anthus for flower.
  • Sunflowers are one of the fastest growing plants. They can grow 8 to 12 feet tall in rich soil within six months.flowers1 150x150 Fun Facts about Flowers
  • Sunflower heads consist of 1,000 to 2,000 individual flowers joined together by a receptacle base. The large petals around the edge of a sunflower head are individual ray flowers which do not develop into seed.
  • Crossbreeding was common in the 1800s when Luther Burbank successfully crossed an oxeye field daisy with a Japanese daisy to produce the Shasta daisy, which is not a daisy at all but in fact a chrysanthemum.
  • Flora was the Roman Goddess of flowers and her name continues to be used as a collective term for plant life and flowers.

The tulip, a symbol of life, love and immortality, actually dates back to the time of Confucius. By the late 1600’s in Holland, bulb prices often exceeded the price of precious metals. A single bulb is said to have sold for more that $2,000.

CHRYSANTHEMUMS

CHRYSANTHEMUMS 300x201 CHRYSANTHEMUMSchrysanthemums flowers 300x225 CHRYSANTHEMUMSMany people are well aware that roses are the most popular flower in whole world but very few know that chrysanthemums are just second to roses in the list of most popular flowers in world. The name of this flower is driven from 2 Greek words “Chrys” that means golden (as the original color of flower is gold) and “anthemon” that means flower. Chrysanthemum flowers bloom in various forms, and can be daisy-like, decorative, pompons or buttons. Chrysanthemum flowers come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes and in a wide range of colors. Chrysanthemums, else than in the original yellow color comes in white, purple, red and in other colors too.

As Chrysanthemum come in different colors so they hold different meaning and that makes these flowers the famous florist flowers. The Chrysanthemum flower denotes trustworthiness, buoyancy, joy and long life.

  • A red chrysanthemum communicates the message of love.
  • A white chrysanthemum signifies truth and loyal love.
  • A yellow chrysanthemum indicates slighted love.

Chrysanthemums are classified into nine categories according to the type and arrangement of disk and ray flowers – Incurved, Reflexed, Intermediate, Late Flowering Anemones, Singles, Pompons, Sprays, Spiders/Spoons/Quills, Charms and Cascades.

Here is list of some garden varieties of Chrysanthemum and their uses.

Scientific Name Common Name Common Uses
C Segetum Corn Marigold or Corndaisy Ideal plant for a wild flower meadow or natural planting scheme.
C Carinatum Tricolor Daisy Leaves are edible and flowers are cultivated as beds.
C Coronarium Crown Daisy Medicinal use, used in conjunction with black pepper for treatment of syphilis and gonorrhea.
C Maximum Shasta Daisy The Chrysanthemum is excellent as a ground cover or border plant since the foliage is attractive and remains green all the year.
C Majus Alecost The Alecost Chrysanthemum flower petals are used for conserves and Leaves are used as flavoring in soups.
C Multicaule Yellow Daisy Grown in small pots, or combined with other plants in larger containers.
C Parthenium Fever Few A popular, though dubious headache remedy.
C Morifolium Florist’s Chrysanthemum The Chrysanthemum is ideal for growing in beds and pots

Top Five Cut Flowers

roses 300x203 Top Five Cut FlowersFlowers put in a gasp of living to any decoration, whether a bouquet of joyful daffodils on the kitchen table, a spray of orchids in a stylish lobby or a single rosebud in a bedside vase. This and all the beauty can be brought to the interiors of any home or place by adding flower to it. Basically you can just any flower off your garden and bring them in your home for bringing the nature within your place but still there are some variety of flowers that are liked and suit better for keeping as cut flowers as compared to other flowers. These are the flowers that are usually used by florists too and liked generally more by people.carnation 300x300 Top Five Cut Flowers

1.    Roses:

Roses are the first and most commonly used flower as cut flowers. Roses come in numerous different colors like red, yellow, orange, pink, lavender and some come in shaded colors too like one shade on the inner side of the petals while the outer side having some other shade. Roses are widely used in floral arrangements and bouquets.

2.    Carnation:lily 300x240 Top Five Cut Flowers

After roses there come the carnations as one of the most widely used flowers. These are perennial type of flowers and are mostly used in making carnages, boutonnières and in low budgeted flower bouquets and other types of floral arrangements. Carnations are also available in many colors except the true blue and are easy to be dyed and painted with any color.

3.    Lily:chrysanthemum 300x225 Top Five Cut Flowers

There are many different types of lilies from Asiatic lilies to Oriental ones. Lilies are very commonly used over Easter as potted plant but do hold a great importance as cut flower too. Mostly the trumpet shaped Easter lily is used as cut flower.

4.    Chrysanthemum:Orchid 300x200 Top Five Cut Flowers

These flowers are found in many colors like yellow, orange, burgundy, white and purple. They are supposed to be very long lasting and are found in huge variety of shapes and sizes.

5.    Orchid:

Orchids are used very much in the wedding for over all decoration in churches and wedding halls as well as in the bridal bouquets. Orchids have gained much popularity as a cut flower because usually each stem of it have around up to 20 blooms and they last for more than a week easily and even longer if properly taken care of.

Here was the list of top five flowers that are being currently used most commonly as cut flowers. Some other flowers to name with that are majorly used as cut flowers are bulb flowers, sunflowers, Alstroemeria, Gladiolus and Gypsophilia.

What Flowers Mean?

Flowers Meaning 234x300 What Flowers Mean?Flowers have a universal language that let the messages be delivered from one person to another without any language barriers. Every flower in itself holds a very different meaning and delivers a different message from your side. There’s nothing that can remain unsaid when flowers are your language and messenger. Is it your love for some one that you want to express or a sorry that you want to reach some one everything can be done simply by sending flowers. All you need to do in this regard is that you should know what each flower and color of flower mean for delivering the very right message from your side.

For choosing the right flowers for the situation you are currently going through we have the solution here. Check out the list and find out which flower would deliver your feelings exactly. Very firstly, listed down here are all those flowers that some how deliver the message of love or are related to it.

Aster simply and clearly means “Love”. Baby’s Breath is another flower that tells your love that you carry an every lasting love for them. White Carnation means “pure love”. Red Chrysanthemum says “I Love You”. Gardenia tells that you are a secret “lover”. Gladiolus tells your love that you fell in love with them at first sight. And above all the best one commonly known way to express your love for someone is giving red rose. While White rose means that you hold Eternal love for the receiver in your heart. Red Tulip is a declaration of Love from you while yellow tulips are for hopeless love.

Next important relation in one’s life is friendship and there are many flowers for sending different messages to your friends too. Alstroemeria tells your friends or a love that you are “devoted” to them. Yellow rose in itself is a sign of “friendship” and used most commonly on Valentines Day to send to friends. While the Zinnia is the flower that says there are “thoughts of absent friends”. Send this flower to your friends who are far and out of contact for long and make them realize that they still make an important part of your life.

There are numerous flowers in white color that depict purity and innocence. White Carnations, White lily and white rose all send the same message of purity and innocence. Some other flowers to represent distinct feelings are:

Cactus – Endurance
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Carnation

•    Pink – I’ll never forget you
•    Purple – Whimsical, changeable

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•    Red – My heart aches for you, Admiration
•    Yellow – Rejection, Disdain
•    Solid Color – Yes
•    Striped – No

Chrysanthemum

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•    White – Truth
•    Yellow – Slighted love

Daffodil – Respect, Unrequited love

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Hibiscus
– Delicate beauty

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Hyacinth

•    Blue – Constancy
•    Purple – I’m sorry, Please forgive me

•    Red or Pink – Play Hyacinth general 150x150 What Flowers Mean?
•    White – Loveliness, I’ll pray for you
•    Yellow – Jealousy

Iris – Faith, Hope, Wisdom and Valor

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Lavender – Devotion

Lily

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•    Calla – Beauty
•    Day – Coquetry
•    Eucharis – Maidenly charms
•    Orange – Hatred
•    Tiger – Wealth, PrideLavender 150x150 What Flowers Mean?

Lily of the Valley – Return to happiness

Poinsettia – Be of good cheerpoinsettia 150x150 What Flowers Mean?

Statice – Lasting beautylily of the valley1 150x150 What Flowers Mean?
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Sunflower – Loyalty
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Violet
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•    Blue – Faithfulness
•    White – Let’s take a change on happiness

There’s nothing and there’s no feeling that you name and it can not be expressed through flowers. So stop fighting with the right words, choose right flowers for best result.