Ten of the most expensive in the world of flowers
Flowers - a wonderful creation of nature that can cheer up even in the most inclement weather and dreary winter. They are given with or without, they admire on city streets and planted in his yard on the beds, creating a pleasant atmosphere filled with fragrant aromas, sweet circling his head. But few people think about, and how much can cost actually seemingly banal lilies, lisianthus and tulips, not to mention the more exotic varieties that flicker in the composition of the elite bouquets.
1. Rose Juliet (15.8 mln. $)
Juliet Rose is considered one of the most expensive flowers in the world, the creation of which lasted for fifteen years. And for the first time this elegant creation was presented at the 2006 Chelsea Flower Show. The uniqueness of this plant lies in its unusual flowering. Bud pale peach color gradually dissolved, changing its color from the gentle to intense and distinct pink hue with darker tones in the middle of the flower. And it is no wonder that this blossoming rose charms in the truest sense of the word, bringing to mind a thin, soft and unobtrusive scent that subtly in the air. Accordingly, if you wish to purchase one of these magical bouquet of flowers, then you have to shell out about sixteen million dollars. But, experts say, there are more varieties available "Juliet."
2. Orchid "Gold of Kinabalu" ($ 6500)
This incredibly beautiful orchid is so rare that it can only be found in a single place on earth. Namely - in the national park Kinabalu in Malaysia. The flower grows only in April and May, and even in this case, the bloom may take years after the plant has been planted. The uniqueness of this flower is that the green color of the petals with red spots at all atypical for orchids, so the cost of one such flower is 6500 dollars.
3. Tulip XVII century (5700 $)
Tulip XVII century was one of the most coveted and respected flowers at the time. He had a strong odor, unusual color and distinctive shape, and is a status symbol in the society. Also, they say that it is in the seventeenth century was the real tyulpanomaniya, and, accordingly, the price for one such flower was about six thousand dollars. And despite the fact that at the present time, these flowers can be bought relatively acceptable for the money, however, this plant is not the last place among the most expensive flowers in the world.
4. Hydrangea ($ 6.50)
Perhaps this is one of the most interesting and unique colors, the inflorescence which is very round and convex. That's why they look like big fluffy cotton balls, grapes grow on low bushes. On top of that they are very tender and easy to wither in the heat. Therefore it is recommended to purchase flowers on the day of the celebration, otherwise there is every chance of being left with nothing. The cost of one such stem with fluffy "bubo" is about seven dollars. So if you decide to buy a bouquet, remember that you will have to shell out a hundred percent at a very decent amount.
5. Eustoma (lisianthus - $ 10-35)
Eustoma, better known as lisianthus - is a plant that blooms every year. Often it grows naturally in warm regions of the southern United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and northern South America. Delicate and fragile eustomy come in different colors and shades, from pale purple, white, lavender to blue-violet, and not only, and the cost of a sprig of thirty-five dollars. But also this flower can be purchased individually, for about two to four dollars per share.
6. Kadupul flower (priceless)
This is a flower that grows on a cactus, is extremely rare. Also unique is that it blooms only at night and then dies the next morning. Due to the very short life expectancy kadupul can not be cut, respectively, for this reason can not be the price of flower, which ultimately makes it priceless. Besides all this kadupul one of the most delicious smelling flowers, the aroma of which is used for making perfumes.
7. Orchid Shenzhen-Nongke ($ 200,000 -1.68 mln. $)
This is not a naturally grown flower. It was created by a man, and a group of scientists took eight years to develop (to cultivate) it and make grow. The name comes from a group of scientists who conducted the experiment and created this unique plant. The uniqueness of this orchid is that it blooms only once every four or five years, and its beauty, rarity and delicate aroma, coupled with the history of making it one of the most expensive and popular flowers in the world. The cost of one such flower is two hundred thousand dollars, but if you believe the rumors, then one of these rare orchids was sold at auction for two million dollars (to be more precise, over 1, 68 million. $).
8. The Saffron ($ 12000)
Saffron is best known as a spice, which is mainly used for coloring. It is a flower grown man, and nowhere does not grow naturally. Brilliant, more like plastic purple petals with bright orange stamens make this flower is unique and quite popular, especially when it comes to spices used in kitchens, to create 500 grams of spice requires about eighty thousand colors, all the stamens have to be collected manually, and then dried. As a result, the cost is about twelve thousand dollars, which makes saffron the most expensive flowers in the world.
9. Gloriosa (6 $ -10 $)
This flower is native to Asia and South Africa. It is unique as the flowers grow long antennae, which change color, starting with one color on the tip and moving toward the center blossom. Colors can range from yellow to orange, yellow, green and red. It is also worth noting the fact that the leaves of this beautiful plant can reach three meters in length. And despite the fact that it is a kind of poisonous plant used by locals for medicinal purposes, but that is not in demand among fans of exotic and sold about six to ten dollars apiece.
10. Lily of the valley (15 $ -50 $)
Lily of the Valley is one of the most popular flowers in the world, especially in Christianity, where the faithful they say that it is the buds of this plant are so similar to the tears of the Virgin. But here's a few people know that these white, delicate fragrant flowers are very, very poisonous, so that the adverse effect on the animals, which God forbid, swallow this beautiful and fragile flower. And yet, despite all the dangers, the cost of a tiny bouquet ranges from fifteen to fifty dollars.