More About Flowers

There is no limit to the flowers that are found in this world and so are the huge number of interesting things about them. We often look around us and find such beautiful flowers that mesmerize us through their colors and beauty but there are many things that we just can not observe by just looking at them and these little things also hold capability to astonish humans for what a world exists within a flower. Here are some interesting information collected from the flowers world.

  • Crossbreeding was common in the 18th century when Luther Burbank successfully crossed an oxeye field daisy with a Japanese daisy to produce the Shasta daisy, which is not a daisy but in fact it is a chrysanthemum.
  • Roses are valued for their romantic symbolism but their blooms are also edible and have the flavors of green apples and strawberries.
  • Women prefer pastel colored roses, men on the other hand prefer red.
  • There are over 15,000 species of roses cultivated across the world.
  • Americans bought more than 1.2 BILLION fresh cut roses in the year 1996. That’s 4.67 roses for every man, woman, and child nationwide.
  • The rose family also includes pears, apples, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots, and almonds.
  • Tulips have a brief lifespan of only three to seven days.
  • Lilies are presumed to have originated from the Far East and are one of the oldest plants known.
  • Bamboo plants have the ability to flower every few years and when they do, the flowers of the same species bloom at exactly the same time.
  • There are over 400,000 different species of flowers covering the planet.
  • A bouquet of a dozen Wolffia blooms would comfortably fit on the head of a pin.
  • To Greeks, an orchid is a symbol of virility. To the Chinese the word orchid means love.
  • The names given to flowers date back many years and are some of the first words of spoken language.
  • Tulip bulbs can be used in place of onions for cooking.
  • There are more than 800 genera of orchids with around 50,000 species.
  • Chrysanthemums are one of the few flowers that can be cultivated bonsai style.
  • In Malta, chrysanthemums are associated with funerals, so they find it unlucky to keep the flower indoors.
  • Amazingly, Tulips can continue to grow as much as an inch per day after being cut.

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