Flowers 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.
- Chrysanthemums 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.
- 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.
- 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.