10 Mind blowing facts about flowers. We couldn’t believe number 3!

Posted by eFlorist on 20/08/14 11:37

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  • In 2011, the flower industry eclipsed $32 billion. This, incredibly is $2 billion more than the baked goods industry!
  • The revenue for the flower industry in 2011 ($23 billion) is equal to the population of the USA spending $100 each.
  • Tulips were so desirable during the 1600s that the bulbs became more valuable than gold. One variety of tulip, the Semper Augustus tulip, sold for ‘more than a fine home along the canal’ in the 1700s.
  • Not only are roses recognised worldwide as the symbol of romance, they are edible! Many say they taste like green apples and strawberries.
  • Some varieties of orchids can grow up to a whopping 65 feet tall. That’s as high as a six story building!
  • In 2005, a group of Chinese scientists cultivated an orchid so beautiful and rare that it was sold at auction to an anonymous buyer for $200 000.
  • In 2011, 1.59 billion roses were sold in the USA, that’s enough for every man, woman and child in America to be given five roses each.
  • Having blue flowers in the room enhances creating thinking and evokes feeling of tranquillity and peace.
  • Onions can be substituted in a recipe for tulip bulbs due to their similar characteristics.
  • Red flowers in the room has proven to improve attention to detail and diligence.

What fascinating facts about flowers do you know? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section!

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