10 Most Expensive Flowers To Buy For Valentine’s Day

By Bluei Fausto

Stumped on what to get for your sweetheart this season? Although we’re still a month away from Valentine's Day, it’s always a good idea to prepare in advance. While it's necessary to prioritize the big things first, such as your date location, it wouldn’t hurt to sort out the tiny details as well, such as what type of flower will you buy for the occasion.

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While it’s true that every flower is beautiful, there is no denying that some are a different caliber compared to the others. If you’re wanting to have something that is truly luxurious and breathtaking for your lover this season, check out our list.

Here is a countdown of the 10 most expensive flowers in the world that are sure to leave your darling lovestruck. If you want to go above and beyond this Valentine's Day, one of these flowers will do the trick.

10. Lisianthus

 

Price: $10 – $35 per bundle

Generally found in warm regions across the Southern United States, Mexico, Caribbean, and northern South America, the Eustoma grandiflorum, more commonly known as Lisianthus, is one of the most popular, and costliest flowers in the world.

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It is said to grow from 15 to 60 centimeters in height and comes with large funnel-shaped flowers that are usually colored in varying hues, including white, pale purple, lavender, and blue-violet. The flower only blooms once annually and is very delicate to the touch. Thus, acquiring the nickname “paper flowers.”

9. Lily Of The Valley

 

Price: $15 – $50 per bundle

While this heavenly white flower projects a somewhat dainty and delicate appearance, it’s best to keep the name out of your must-have list this Valentine’s Day. Sure, although the Lily of the Valley is blessed with an enchanting fragrance that will take you back into the good old days of your childhood, the flower is extremely invasive and toxic.

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Found in cool regions across the Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe, this alluring plant marked by sweet-scented, bell-shaped white flowers comes at a high cost of $15 to $50 per bundle.

8. Hydrangea

 

Price: $6.50 per stem

The Hydrangea is a genus of over 70 species of stunning flowering plants found across Asia and America. While the flower is commonly seen as a shrub, some grow to become climbing vines that could grow from one foot to 100 feet tall. 

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Generally, the flowers may bloom in different hues – with some ending up in pink, blue, red, white, purple, and even green. Hydrangeas are usually used as ornamental decorations for big events and are bought right beforehand as they tend to wilt easily. At $6.50 a stem, a bundle of these flowers could easily be costly.

7. Gloriosa

 

Price: $6 – $10 per flower

Coming in is the exotic flowers of gloriosa lily, which are most popular for their extravagant appearance and bizarre shapes. Generally found in the tropics, these colorful flowers have assumed a variety of names in different locations, including flame lily, glory lily, and tiger’s claw.

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However, despite its alluring display of colors, the Gloriosa contains high levels of toxic alkaloid colchicine, especially in its tubers.

6. Tulips

 

Price: sold for $5,700 during the 17th century

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Known for their brilliant colors and iconic shape, Tulips are among one of the most expensive flowers ever sold, even valuing at $5,700 during the 17th century. According to reports, the astronomical price is said to have stemmed from the Dutch’s love for the flower’s deep lush colors.

Even decades after, the Tulip remains to be highly in demand for any occasion. These flowers are particularly great because, if you plant the bulb properly, they will come back year after year.

5. Saffron Crocus

 

Price: $1,200 – $1,500 per pound

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Regarded as the most expensive spice in the world, the Saffron Crocus comes into bloom in the autumn and is popular for its purple-colored, bulb-like flowers matched with a rich yellow stamen.

Although a beauty by itself, the plant’s high price is mostly associated to its role as an in-demand spice for seasoning and food coloring. To date, the Saffron Crocus can be fetched in the market for the very high price of $1,200 – $1,500 per pound.

4. Gold Of Kinabalu Orchid

 

Price: $6,000 per flower

Also known as Rothschild’s slipper orchid, this flower of stunning rarity can be found only at the Kinabalu National Park in Malaysia. Notable for its bizarre green petals that are embellished with red dots, the Gold of Kinabalu Orchid takes many years before a single bloom appears.

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It usually blooms with a tall inflorescence and is now one of the rarest and most expensive flowers on the planet after becoming nearly extinct due to orchid smugglers. Given its rarity and enchanting beauty, the Gold Kinabalu Orchid hits a high price of $6,000.

3. Shenzhen Nongke Orchid

 

Price: $202,000 per plant

An absolute must-have for all orchid collectors, the Shenzhen Nongke is a man-made orchid recognized for its beauty and color. Developed by Chinese agricultural scientists, the flower is named after the Shenzhen Nongke University where it was created and takes four to five years to bloom.

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In 2005, a piece of this man-made beauty was sold at an auction for a staggering 1.68 million Yuan, (equal to $202,000.) This made the flower become the most expensive flower ever purchased.

2. Juliet Rose

 

Price: $5 million

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Hitting the first million on our list, the Juliet Rose is another man-made flower that takes pride in its beauty and color. Created by famed rose breeder David Austin, the rose took 15 years to grow and become an ultimate beauty.

It debuted in 2006 at the Chelsea Flower Show and was identified to cost around $5 million. To date, the Juliet Rose remains to be the most expensive rose in the world.

1. Kadupul flower

 

Priceless

Finally, for the most expensive flower in the world, nothing deserves to be on top other than the ephemeral Kadupul flower.

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Known for its sensitivity and poetic vulnerability, the flower is so rare and fragile that it can only live for a few hours – blooming at night and withering before the sun takes up the sky again. 

It can only be found in Sri Lanka and blooms once a year. The Kadupul flower cannot be bought nor touched as the moment you pick it, it dies, making it an absolute priceless beauty.

 

Recognized to be the epitome of beauty and cherished for their enchanting fragrances, flowers are the ultimate must-have for any occasion, especially Valentine’s Day.

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Be sure to check out the nearest flower shop in your area and see for yourself which among the costliest bunch are the most soothing to the eye.

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