The World's Most Expensive Flowers: A Look at 7 Unique and Rare Blooms

Kadupul Flower:

Rare and beautiful, the Kadupul Flower from Sri Lanka is the most expensive flower in the world, having never been sold due to its fleeting bloom that lasts only a few hours at night.

Shenzhen Nongke Orchid

This genetically engineered orchid from China took eight years to create and has sold for over $200,000 due to its unique beauty and rarity.

Gold of Kinabalu Orchid

 Found only on the Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia, this rare orchid is valued at over $5,000 per stem for its striking appearance and scarcity.

Saffron Crocus: 

Used to produce the world's most expensive spice, saffron, this flower is valued for its delicate beauty and is one of the most expensive flowers in the world.

Juliet Rose: 

Developed over 15 years by David Austin Roses in the UK, this rose is known for its large, full blooms and delicate fragrance, with a single bouquet costing over $15,000.

Lily of the Valley:

Fragrant and delicate, this flower can cost up to $50 per stem for its beauty and elegance.

17th Century Tulip Bulb

During the Dutch Golden Age, a single tulip bulb could be worth as much as a house due to their high demand and scarcity, making them one of the most expensive flowers in history.