14 Amazing Facts about Flowers

Feels like spring is finally in the air… and if you step outside, it looks like it too! The tulip-lined islands of Park Avenue are too beautiful to avoid (even if you have allergies ๐Ÿ™‚


While you’re enjoying the fresh scents and gorgeous colors, why not share one of these amazing flower facts with a friend? Make the flower sightings even more exciting!


  1. In 17th Century Holland, Tulip bulbs were more valuable than gold! (FlowerWeb.com)


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  1. Almost 60 percent of fresh-cut flowers grown in the U.S. come from California.(GardeningChannel.com)


  1. Flowers did not always exist; they first appeared 140 million years ago. (AvasFlowers.net)


  1. Tulips can grow at a rate of 1 inch per day, even after being cut. (Learnodo-Newtonic.com)



  1. Vanilla flavoring comes from the pod of an orchid, Vanilla Planifolia. Though the pods are called vanilla beans, they’re more closely related to corn than green beans. (BHG.com)


  1. There are over 400,000 types of flowering plants in the world. However, as many are yet to be discovered, the true number may be even higher. (SeranataFlowers.com)


  1. The juice from bluebell flowers was used historically to make glue.(GardeningChannel.com)


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  1. Tulips are known for their bold colors and beautiful shape, and most varieties are almost perfectly symmetrical. (Teleflora.com)


  1. Tulip bulbs can be substituted for onions in a recipe. (GardeningChannel.com)


  1. The largest Flower in the world is the flower of the Puya Raimondii. It has a flower stalk that is 35,000 feet tall and bears over 8,000 white flowers. (AvasFlowers.net)




  1. Iris means “rainbow” in Greek, and Iris was goddess of the rainbow in Greek mythology. (BHG.com)


  1. One cup of dandelion greens provides 7,000-13,000 I.U. of vitamin A. (SeranataFlowers.com)



  1. Tulips are a part of the Liliaceae family, which also contains lilies, onions, garlic and asparagus. (Teleflora.com)


  1. One of the most interesting colors of a tulip variety is the deep purple of the Queen of the Night tulip. The flower is so dark it appears black in some lights. (Teleflora.com)


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