Mary, Mary quite contrary how does your garden grow says the nursery rhyme. If you're aiming for a garden worthy of a dozen Marys, you'll want to think about these fabulous flowers. They're no ordinary buds. These are eye catching glories designed to surprise and delight. It's no wonder they come with a hefty price tag to match. Add in other touches like thick bushes and majestic trees and you'll turn you ordinary garden into a haven for yourself and all your guests all year long.
Here are some of the world's expensive flowers:
- Gold of Kinabalu Orchid
- Shenzhen Nongke Orchid
- Juliet Rose
Flowers For Everyone -- With a Big Budget!
Go big. You'll impress the neighbors, the birds and the bunnies.
Growing flowers isn't as easy as it looks. Sometimes, all you need are a few seeds and someone else to water them for you. Once in a while, you need an entire team of scientists, years of research and oh lots and lots of money. Such is the case with the most expensive flowers in the world. These aren't the kind of flowers your Aunt Lucy grows for her favorite grandkids when she's back from Boca. These are flowers with oomph and yards of research.
Gold of Kinabalu Orchid
Rare and remarkable, the gold is a marvel. Growing solely in Malaysia’s Kinabalu National Park, the gold thrives at high altitudes. Scientists didn't even know about the flower until until about twenty years ago. Locals adore the orchid's intense color and graceful shape. They appreciate that can it can also be grown even in very high places. The plant is so valuable you can't even pick it! Malaysian government officials want to do all they can to preserve this one in the wild. Perhaps one day soon, you'll be able to have one in your own garden. Or at least visit it at your local botanical gardens.
Shenzhen Nongke Orchid
The Shenzhen Nongke Orchid is another rare breed of orchid. For centuries, orchids have been prized by those who appreciate lovely flowers -- and flowers that help demonstrate just wealthy they are! Many orchids are beautiful but very hard to grow. This one is no exception. Like the others on this list, the Shenzhen requires a lot of effort to find. They're also very rare and easily damaged. Scientists spent over eight years developing this one for the gardener with lots of cash. The Chinese love their orchids and it shows. If you have $300,000 it can be yours. With delicate blossoms and an intense scent that calls to mind languid summer days and the rush of spring, it's one flower that people remember again and again.
Ah the rose. Does anything ever quite say I love you like the lush bloom of these flowers? Who doesn't love the beauty, the history and the sheer power of the rose? The Juliet Rose takes the rose even further. The thick petals are a soft peach that immediately asks to be touched and admired. The Juliet Rose is often called the three million dollar rose. That's because it took over a decade and lots of hard work to develop. Don't have the entire three million on hand? You're in luck. No need to empty your bank account. Your local florist probably has them on hand for about a hundred bucks a bouquet.