Top 50 Most Beautiful Flowers In The World
A Chrysanthemum belongs to the family ‘Asteraceae’ and the genus ‘chrysanthemum’. Colloquially called as ‘mums’ or ‘chrysanths’, their etymology is that of an ancient Greek origin where ‘chrysos’ stands for Gold and Anthemon stands for Flowers. The chrysanthemum holds a fair share in terms of cultures and symbolism. The chrysanthemums are the official state flower of Chicago and also to the city of Salinas, California. The Australians traditionally wear a White Chrysanthemum during the Mother’s day. A Chrysanthemum festival is held every year in Tongxiang, China. In Japan, the Chrysanthemum is the symbol of the Emperor of the Imperial Family. The pages of chrysanthemums also turn towards ornamental uses and culinary uses. These flowers make a valuable addition to the list of beautiful flowers without a doubt.
Ranunculus belongs to the family ‘Ranunculaceae’ and an abode to over 500 species of flowering plants. The most popular ornamental Ranunculus is the Persian Buttercup aka Ranunculus asiaticus. When it comes to the Nursery Trade, two strains of ranunculus are common, namely Bloomingdale and Tecolote. The Bloomingdale ranunculus is known for their compactness while the Tecolote ranunculus is notable for their straight stems, assorted colors, long vase life and bountiful blooms. The lush showy rose-like blossoms of the Persian Buttercup along with their bright colors to pastel shade colors make them a popular choice for the Florists, as Wedding flowers, cut flowers, decorations, home gardens, mixed borders, rock gardens, bouquets, vases, containers. These absolutely most beautiful flowers stand for charm and attraction.
Native to the Philippines rainforests, these beautiful Jade vines or Emerald vines are most beautiful exotic flowers in the world. They are tagged ‘endangered’ because of deforestation to common degradation and the decrease in their natural pollinators, the Bats, which by being nocturnal are attracted by glowing luminosity of the flowers when the sun goes down. This claw-shaped flowers vary in colors from that of a teal blue to a minty green to turquoise blue making them an ‘emerald attraction’ and change color to mint-green to blue-green to purple when they dry out or fall. Jade vines belong to the same family as peas and beans making them a beauty exception among them.
Irises go way back in Greek mythology deriving its name from the Greek goddess of the rainbow, ‘Irida’. The world famous “Fleur De Lys” is a depiction of an Iris Bloom. Iris is a Perennial which is distributed and grown across varied habitats and houses around 200 species with wide geographic origins. Irises are used in perfumes (harvested Orris Roots), essential oils, cosmetics, medicines, and aromatherapy. Irises are delicate and fragile blossoms and difficult to be used in a bouquet or any floral arrangements. Irises are multihued flowers and are associated with hope, trust, passion, and kindness and also Bonbon kings of France used it as a symbol for power and position.
Lotus berthelotti aka Parrot’s beak is a perennial and can either be a ground cover or creeper and are native of Canary Islands. Parrot’s beak is an evergreen and has slim branches covered in a fine silvery-grey needle-like leaf. They are drought resistant and heat tolerant and doesn’t like a long period of rainfalls because it causes the foliage to drop. This pretty flower comes in shades of orange red and yellow. Due to their trailing nature, parrot’s beak can be used in windowsills, rockeries or even in hanging baskets. Though this parrot beak and bird of paradise may look similar at a first sight, both are different families and has individual characteristics.
31.Dianthus- Pink Kisses
The Pink Kisses make an absolutely stunning irresistible Pot Carnations. This beautiful variety with their numerous cute little flowers in shades of pink and a central darker pink-red marking and a gentle scent capture the heart in just an instant. The Pink Kisses in a Pot is like a bunch of Little Happiness. The beautiful Pink Kisses in a pot makes a perfect gifting option, and for placing on a window sill, patios, floral arrangements, border lineups, cut flowers, for baskets and containers and for decorating your preferred places. Dianthus Pink Kisses with their incredible blooms and lovely clove-like scent definitely adds up as one among the cutest flowers. With their good texture and bright color, they tend to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Pink Kisses represent cheerfulness, joy, passion, warmth, boldness.
The Black petunias aka “Black Velvet” with their flowers bathed in a striking black are a stunner and a definite inclusion among the most beautiful flowers in the world. The world’s first ever Black petunias were developed at Ball Colegrave’s by Flower Breeder Jianping Ren who spent four years developing the black petunias and they went on sale for the first time in British Garden Centre’s. Jianping explained that the Black Petunias are created from the right combination of novel color mutants and multiple regular color genetic backgrounds. In case of Black Petunias, the black flowers are the very deep shades of red and purple. When compared with dark flower companions like the ‘Viola Bowles Black Pansy’ or ‘Althea Nigra Hollyhock’, the Black Petunias are the blackest of them all. Petunia Black Velvet’s Tagline is ‘Black goes with anything’. People will love this unusual and unique flower and the idea of black flower for their gardens will make an interesting and wonderful contrast to colorful flowers.
The Poppies are herbaceous plants often grown for their beautiful and delicate colorful blooms. The Poppies are much loved by gardeners and enthusiasts, for they have an excellent and wide range of landscaping benefits. Poppies have their own pages of fascinating history and significance. The famous ‘Remembrance Poppy’ – an artificial flower resembling the original common or field poppy, used in commemorating the military personnel died in a war. The ‘Remembrance Poppy’ was inspired by the famous World War I poem ‘In Flanders Field’ by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. Countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland follow the ‘Remembrance Poppy’ and are worn to commemorate their soldiers who died in the war. California poppy or California Sunlight or Copa de Oro (Cup of Gold) is the official state flower of California. The Poppies are beautiful and humble flowers and are seen with ‘one flower per stem’ and cultivated for their varied assortment of colors and excellent ground cover and flower bedding. Poppy is the symbol of remembrance, beauty, success, peaceful or eternal sleep, Peace in death.
Zinnias are easy to grow with low maintenance and their long-lasting flower can cope up with dry and hot weather at ease. The vivid colors of Zinnias include red, orange, yellow, white, pink, purple, lilac and also in bi-colors and sometimes tri-colors, and attracts the butterflies and birds easily. Most Zinnia species have upright stems (Zinnia elegans) but some have spreading or creeping stems (Zinnia angustifolia). The Zinnias still remains the classic choice for borders, raised flower beds, ground covers, cut flowers, colorful addition to gardens and landscaping while small Zinnias are excellent for pots, containers. The Zinnias stand for endurance, goodness, affection, and while thinking of friends.
35.Crocus Sativus (Saffron)
Saffron is the most beautiful, most expensive spices in the world. Making a long history of use in traditional medicines and also a nutrition quotient, this beautiful purplish lavender flower is a showy beauty. The mammoth share of Saffron Crocus comes from Iran and one-tenth from Kashmir and from Italy and Spain. Saffron processing is labor-intensive and must be painstakingly handpicked and then should be carefully laid and cured overheat to deepen the flavor. Saffron crocus has a number of therapeutic and health benefits and also an important culinary ingredient.
Notable for their upswept petals and variably patterned leaves, the Cyclamens are the genus of 23 species of perennial flowering plants of ‘Primulaceae’. The appearance of the leaves is a notable attraction of the Cyclamens. The Cyclamens are best winter bloomers and some have ruffled flowers and some have miniature blooms but all cyclamens, in general, are bright, cheery, joyful flowers. The cyclamen petals can be seen predominantly in white and pink while some cultivars are seen in shades of red or purple. These beautiful flowers are grown mainly in both Indoor and Outdoor Pots and the most common cyclamen sold by florists are Cyclamen persicum. They symbolize tenderness and love.
Eustoma, commonly called ‘Lisianthus’ or ‘Praire gentain’ is native to warm geographical locations of America, Mexico, Caribbean and parts of North America. These most beautiful flowers come in both ‘single-flowered’ and ‘double-flowered’ (which resembles roses and peonies). Lisianthus is versatile in colors, shapes and varieties and an excellent choice for bouquets, wedding decorations, gifting, pot plants, garden planting, placing on window sills, cut flowers. Lisianthus is ideal for expressing admiration, appreciations, charisma, gratefulness, values, soothing thoughts, congeniality and positivity.
Daffodil is the common name for plant genus ‘Narcissus’, and are the true favorite to gardens and they make an absolutely cheerful positive flower bunch. In England, the daffodils are called ‘Lent Lilies’. Daffodils are not just a beautiful flower; it is an attribute of Hope, Courage and new beginnings. Daffodils convey inspiration, joy, positivity, good memories, and forgiveness. Daffodils are the first flowers of spring and considered a symbol of Hope, which is why “The American Cancer Society” celebrates the ‘Daffodil Days’. The People take the ‘Daffodil Days’ as a day that gives hope to people affected by cancer. Daffodils, the word right away takes us into looking back to a famous poem by William Wordsworth, which one can never forget, growing up.
Honeysuckle, the name itself is a straightforward answer for this flower. Belonging to the family of Caprifoliaceae, Honeysuckle’s are very appealing flowers and has a sweet and wonderful scent which are easy enough to draw the attention and has edible sweet nectar within them. The most common variety is the Lonicera japonica aka Japanese Honeysuckle. Much adorable and sweet name ‘Honeysuckle’ kind of gives a personal touch and one can find a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants with the name ‘honeysuckle’ and also referenced in movies and songs. It can be grown as a shrub or vines and makes a wonderful addition to your space. Honeysuckles are like a childhood joy and represent playfulness, innocence, happiness, and merriment.
Lathyrus Odaratus aka Sweet Pea with their sweet-smelling delicate flowers is absolutely one among the prettiest flowers and gives kindness and joy every time we see. Sweet Pea flowers are native to Sicily, Cyprus, and parts of Italy and belong to an annual climbing plant variety. Sweet Pea vines grow at the fast rate and require strong posts to climb. With their long stems and fragrant blooms, sweet pea’s make an admirable cut flower for bouquets and vases. With their pastel shades ranging blue, pink, purple, white and even with double colors, the Sweet Pea makes your trellis look admirable, ornamental and fragrant. This beautiful flower represents bliss, happiness, positive experience, thankfulness.
Passiflora is known as the Passion Flower or Passion Vines belong to the genus of about 500-550 species of flowering plants of the family ‘Passifloraceae’. It is better to use the ‘Passion Flowers’ as climbers than in grounds and flower beds because the passion flower spreads through underground Rhizomes and seems to quickly dominate other plants in the flower beds. They are fast growing perennials and can be easily cultivated and have either the climbing or trailing stems. Another popular and fascinating variety is the ‘Passiflora racemosa’ aka Red Passion Flower and these stunning and eye-catching bright Red blooms make an admirable addition to your fences, trellis, walls, and gardens.
The Marigolds are easy to cultivate and have wide adaptability and very low maintenance. Marigolds hold a significant place in Indian Culture and are used in offerings to gods, festivals, prayers and rituals, garlands; while their colors(golden/orange/white/yellow) holds the significance of sanctity, respect, courage, to welcome a new beginning, success. Mexicans use marigold on ‘Day of the Dead’. Besides being the most beautiful flower in the world, it also contributes to lots of medicinal values.
Usually called by the name Gladioli, they are also called “Sword Lilies”, and their foliage resembles the blade of a sword. The flowers of gladioli are rich in their color palette ranging from pink, burgundy, reddish, light purple, white, contrast colors, white to cream, yellowy orange, orange to red and the like. Gladioli with their showy orchid-like blooms make an excellent cut flower and equally beautiful in vases, borders, outdoors, containers and wherever we plant them. Gladioli can be put forward to represent the strength of character, faithfulness, sincerity, joy, remembrance.
Begonias are native to tropics and can be seen as houseplants or growing around in gardens and outdoors. Begonias stand out for their asymmetrical leaves in shapes of spirals, dinner plates; angel-wing and dragon wings and their flowers are also different because its sepals and petals are hard to tell apart. Begonia species are toxic to pets. They come in shades of pink, purple, salmon, orange, white, and apricot, red and incredibly their leaves also range in colors from solid green- pebble silver. Just an ounce of begonia flower seeds can produce more than 3 million seedlings.
Anemone got their name from the Greek word ‘anemoi’ meaning the ‘Wind’ and sometimes they are commonly called ‘Wind flower’. These beautiful perennials have long stems and petals in assorted colors and shades like pink, white, purple, peach, blue, red. Anemones with their lush delicate petals always add a perfect touch to wedding arrangements and can add a little extra color and personality to the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets. Anemones make an excellent inclusion for centerpieces and statement bouquets and even in cake decorations. Anemones can be tied to the gift tags while wrapping the gifts for the weddings or any graceful occasions making a stunning signature while any color anemones especially white make a great groom’s boutonniere. You can add Anemones along with few of olive branches, bay leaves, Ranunculus, King Protea and Peonies for a dramatic display in either bouquets or floral arrangements. Anemones are pretty cheerful and beautiful flowers and represent joy, passion, grace, forgotten love.
46.Bird Of Paradise
Strelitzia reginae, commonly called ‘Crane Flower’ or ‘Bird of Paradise’ is indigenous to South Africa, and this beautiful flower is the official flower of the city of Los Angeles. It is an ornamental low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow in the garden. Bird of Paradise amusingly is very slow growing and will not bloom until 3 to five years have passed since the germination (sometimes at two years). This exotic flower earned its name due to its appearance of a crane or a bird with orangey yellow feathers on its headset off with an intense blue arrow-shaped tongue. Bird of paradise stands for magnificence, excellence, freedom, optimism.
Columbine’s are perennials belonging to genus ‘Aquilegia’ and houses around 60-70 species. Columbines are grown mainly as ornamentals and are found along yards, roadsides, borders, forest margins, meadows, woodlands, near mountain streams. These most beautiful flowers can be seen in the variety of colors like white, blue, violet, pinkish, scarlet red, yellow, bi-colored and has varied spur lengths and thus makes space a pop up of colors. Columbine flower’s unique shape and their long trailing nectar spurs make them an easy attraction for birds especially hummingbirds since they have a large tongue to feed on the flower’s nectar. The colors of columbine flowers, especially blue or violet and yellow expresses passion, light, vivacity.
48.Lily Of The Valley
Lily of the Valley is known for their little white and dainty hanging bell-shaped flowers with an amazing fragrance. Lily of the Valley is scientifically called ‘Convallaria majalis’ and is also called ‘May bells’, ‘Mary’s Tears’, and ‘Muguet’ in French. The name ‘Muguet’ appears in the name of perfumes imitating the flower’s scent because the flower’s delightful scent has proved much harder to replicate for perfumers and they still could never extract the original lily of the valley’s essence. The French giant Christian Dior held the ‘Lily of Valley’ very dear that the Dior house introduced the perfume ‘Diorissimo’. It was an attempt to simulate the fragrance of ‘Lily of the Valley’, but it became very difficult to extract the very spirit of the original fragrance into the perfume. Lily of the Valley is considered as a highly poisonous flowering plant and their red berries tend to attract people but when consumed can cause serious illness. The flower can survive in cool climates longer but not long in hot weather. Lily of the Valley is the official national flower of Finland. These best smelling fragrant beautiful flowers make an excellent choice for your gardens, fillers, garden landscaping, cut flowers, containers, bouquets. Lily of the Valley stands for humility, sweetness, purity, luck to love.
Belonging to the family of Rubiaceae, Mussaenda erythrophylla is a perennial evergreen shrub with branched tap root system. Being an ornamental shrub, Mussaenda is an available year long and can be planted in parks, public and home gardens, streets and roadsides, highways and gives a pleasing flower landscaping. They thrive in warm and sunny temperatures and the bracts of this shrub come in shades of red, rose, white, pale-pink.
The Red Ginger, scientifically called ‘Alpinia purpurata’ is known with other names like ‘Ostrich Plume’, ‘Pink Cone Ginger’ and native to Malaysia. The Red Ginger is known for their showy flowers on a long slender brightly colored Red bract, but it’s interesting that they look like a complete bloom but the actual flower is the small white flower on the top. The two major cultivars of the Red Ginger are ‘Jungle King’ (Red) and ‘Jungle Queen’ (Pink). The Red Ginger holds high value and a national identity for Samoa and hence is the national flower of Samoa where it is called as ‘Teuila’. In honor of the flower, Samoa hosts an annual festival called ‘Teuila Festival’. They can be planted to add beauty to the properties, as ornamentals, cut flowers, tropical flower arrangements and symbolizes Fiery Passion, Strength, Prosperity and Diversity.
Do you like the list, the most beautiful flowers in the world? Beauty is a unique happy, enduring thing and is different for everyone. So you can suggest us which flowers can be included here. We love to hear the comments from our users.