Fact 1: The culturing of flowers and flower breeding technologies started a few centuries ago making Â flowers as valuable as currency.
Fact 2: Flowers are important in this world as they provide an enthralling appearance with attractive odors.
Fact 3: The plant collectors who collected plants for the first time are found to have existed 3,500 years ago. They belonged to the Egyptian army of Pharaoh Thothmes III.
Fact 4: The Karnak Temple depictions have revealed that the soldiers delivered 200 plants as booty from Syria.
Fact 5: Â The crossbreeding was commonly done in the 1800s by Luther Burbank. He crossed an Oxeye Field Daisy with a Japanese Daisy to result in a Shasta Daisy. The resultant flower did not resemble the Daisy flower. It was a flower called a Chrysanthemum.
Fact 6: In ancient civilizations, it was believed that the burning of Aster leaves could drive away the dangerous serpents from the vicinity.
Fact 7: The Tulip bulbs were considered to be more valuable than gold in the 1600s.
Fact 8: Roses were used as symbols for two factions in England during the 15th century. The red roses represented the Lancaster faction and the white roses represented the York faction.
Fact 9: It is calculated that there are more than 15,000 species of roses that are cultivated in the entire world.
Fact 10: Some of the other fruit plants that belong to the rose family are almonds, apples, apricots, plums and cherries.
Fact 11: The flowering plants are scientifically termed as Angiosperms or seed-bearing plants.
Fact 12: The vegetable that is also a flower is broccoli.
Fact 13: The Crocus flower is the source for the Saffron spice.
Fact 14: The world’s largest flowers are Titan Arums. They will grow to a height of 10 feet.
Fact 15: Tulips are the flowers that have a brief lifespan of three to seven days.
Fact 16: Chrysanthemums can be cultivated in the Bonsai style.
Fact 17: In a place called Malta, Chrysanthemums are used for funerals and, hence, they are not considered as auspicious to be kept indoors.