1. Tulip bulbs were more valuable than gold in Holland in the 1600s.
2. Almost 60 percent of fresh-cut flowers grown in the U.S. come from California.
3. The largest flower in the world is the titan arums, which produce flowers 10 feet high and 3 feet wide. However it is not just the world’s largest flower, it is also the smelliest. The native of the central Sumatran rainforest is known as the Corpse Flower as it gives off the scent of rotting flesh.
4. In 2002, Scientists discovered the oldest flower in northeast China. The Archaefructus sinensis bloomed 125 million years ago and resembles a water lily.
5. In the fifteenth century, roses symbolized two divided groups in England. Red roses symbolized the Lancaster faction while white roses symbolized the York faction. And thus, the clash became known as the “War of the Roses.”