Amazing Facts About Flowers


400,000, that’s how many varieties of flowers there are in the world.

10,000 that’s how many daffodils William Wordsworth see at a glance, tossing their heads in a sprightly dance in his poem I wandered lonely as a cloud.

it was voted in the top five of people’s all-time favorite poems.

The number one selling cut flowers in the world roses, and if you plant them realtors say they’re also the flower that makes your home the most irresistible to house hunters, one teaspoon of sugar along with a few drops of vodka will keep your cut flowers looking good longer in the vase, just change the water every other day and voila.

Sixty-seven point two of those celebrating Mother’s Day will buy mum flowers, that added up to 2.3 billion dollars in 2015.

More than 7 million tulips daffodils and hyacinths explode over 79 acres at Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands in April, 800,000 visitors a year make the pilgrimage.

12 acres of land was once traded for a single tulip bulb back when a hand was in full-on tulip mania in the 1600s.

2141 is how much the average bride spends on wedding flowers, however, most people spend less.

That average is pulled up by big spenders like Princess Kate who laid out 800 grand.

50 percent of flowers are sold by supermarket chains, which is why it’s so hard to find a mom-and-pop flower shop.

Seventy-five percent of flowers we buy in the US are imported from Colombia.

Seventy-seven percent of our domestically produced flowers are grown in California, that to look at flowers by the numbers.


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