The first flowering plants appeared on earth around 140 million years ago and since the very beginning, flowers have intrigued us with their enticing scents and unique beauty. Today they grow on every continent across the world – even Antarctica! To celebrate the beauty of flowers, we’ve rounded up a list of the world’s Top 10 most beautiful blooms.

 

Cherry Blossoms

Sakura trees, also known as cherry blossom trees, are known for their elegance and beauty – especially when they bloom in April and May. The first Japanese Somei-Yoshino Cherry Tree was planted in Toronto in 1959. Since then another 34 cherry trees were donated to High Park from Japan’s Sakura Project.

Dahlia

Dahlias have been around since the 16th century, discovered in Mexico by a group of adventurers. Today, Dahlias are one of the most popular flowers found in gardens.

Bleeding Heart

A classic cottage garden staple, bleeding hearts have long been a favorite in perennial gardens and is a springtime bloomer. Bleeding heart is an ephemeral plant, which means that once summer comes, it will go dormant, so its best to pair it with a plant that will fill in its space later in the year.

Canna

Canna flowers are among the most vibrant and colourful summer bulbs. These stunning perennial blooms come in a wide variety of colours and blossom from late spring to frost.

Rose

Thought to be 35 million years old, “species” roses are called “nature’s roses” because they’re the source of all other rose varieties. For centuries, the rose has symbolized love and romance as well as sympathy and sorrow.

Tulip

Native to Persia and Turkey, tulips were brought to Europe in the 16th century. By the 17th century, the popularity of tulips boomed – especially in the Netherlands. With the dramatic increase in popularity came a just as dramatic price increase, known as “Tulip Mania.”

White Lotus

Considered to be one of the most sacred flowers today, ancient text shares that the white lotus symbolizes spiritual enlightenment and rebirth.

Lily of the Valley

These tiny flowers exude a glorious aroma and smell like no other blossom. It is capable of growing growing in the darkest, shadiest places that very few other flowers can grow. While many gardeners claim the flower is invasive since it spreads extremely quickly, Lily of the Valley can overtake those pesky weeds!

Oriental Poppy  

Gardeners were growing oriental poppies as far back as 3,000 years ago. These stunning red-orange blooms are still a favourite today because, once planted, they don’t require any special care.

Plumeria

Plumeria plants are small trees native to tropical regions. These highly fragrant flowers of these beautiful plants are used for making traditional Hawaiian leis and come in a variety of colours like white, yellow, pink and red.

 

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