Popular Flowers

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There are thousands of flower species out there. In fact, we don’t even know the exact number of flower species on our planet. That being said, some of these flowers are more popular than others. We want to tell you more about the most popular flowers.

You will learn about the following:

  • Amaryllis
  • Asiatic Lily
  • Aster
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Campanula
  • Carnation
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Crocus
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodil
  • Dahlia
  • Freesia
  • Geranium
  • Heather
  • Hibiscus
  • Hydrangea
  • Hypericum
  • Jasmine
  • Kalanchoe
  • Liatris
  • Lilac
  • Limonium
  • Magnolia
  • Narcissus
  • Pansy
  • Petite Rose
  • Pompon
  • Protea
  • Snapdragon
  • Spray Rose
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Stargazer Lily
  • Statice
  • Stock
  • Sunflower
  • Tea Rose
  • Trachelium
  • Tuberose
  • Tulip
  • Waxflower

Amaryllis

A bulb plant, the amaryllis looks similar to a lily, and it is a fragrant flower available in a multitude of colors. 

Asiatic Lily

This is a popular type of lily available in many colors, yellow and orange being the most popular. Some also call these flowers Tiger Lilies.

Aster

An aster is a flower similar to a daisy and is often use as an accent in flower arrangements. Typically, you will find these in lighter colors, but they are also available in purple, red, and yellow. 

Baby’s Breath

These tiny flowers are most commonly found as a filler flower in floral arrangements. They are white and delicate. 

Bird of Paradise

This is a tropical flower that resembles a bird. It is very unique and looks like a bird with a large beak.

Campanula

These flowers are small and shaped like a bell, which is why they are also known as ‘bellflowers.’ Usually given as a sign of gratitude, they are purple in color. 

Carnation

Carnations are very popular, and they are found in many color options. They last a long time, and are also known as ‘dianthus.’

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums, or mums,’ are very colorful flowers that are often used to symbolize happiness and cheer. 

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Crocus

These adorable little flowers have round, colorful petals and leaves, which look like grass. Like mums, these are also seen as happy, cheerful flowers. 

Cyclamen

This blooming plant is often found potted. It has pink colored petals and silvery leaves.

Daffodil

These yellow or white flowers have a bloom that looks like a trumpet bell. Traditionally, they are associated with the act of chivalry. 

Dahlia

Dahlias are colorful and have blooms made of many petals. They are very elegant and available in a variety of colors. 

Freesia

These small, colorful flowers are known for their fragrance. They are usually found potted and are related to the iris. 

Geranium

A type of daisy, geraniums have larger flower heads and they are available in a variety of colors. Many believe that geraniums symbolize innocence. 

Heather

The heather plant is a type of evergreen, which features pink blooms. It is seen as a ‘good luck’ plant. 

Hibiscus

A hibiscus is a tropical plant with flowers that look like bells. They are available in a multitude of colors and are usually potted. 

Hydrangea

These unique looking plants feature small blooms in pink, blue, purple, and sometimes even grow in more than one color. 

Hypericum

This plant is usually used to feature its foliage and it has berries in shades of peach, red, and green. This plant is also known as ‘St. John’s Wort.’

Jasmine

Known for its beautiful fragrance, the jasmine plant has small, white or yellow blooms that look like a vine. 

Kalanchoe

This succulent plant has small, blooming flowers in many different colors. This is a popular plant found in homes and they are very easy to care for. 

Liatris

Seen as a filler flower, liatris is a flower that looks like a bottle brush and features feathery or spiked purple flowers.

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Lilac

Lilacs are small shrubs, which are known for their highly fragrant purple flowers. The plan symbolizes first love and innocence. 

Limonium

Also known as ‘sea-lavender,’ Limonium features white or purple flowers. They are often used as a filler flower for arrangements. 

Magnolia

Magnolias have wonderfully smelling large blooms and are available in shades of white or pale pink. They are known to represent nobility. 

Narcissus

This is a family flower types including the daffodil. The flowers are white and are also known as ‘paperwhites.’

Pansy

The pansy is a relative of the violet, and it has velvety, soft petals. They are available in many colors, including sometimes having two or three colors per flower. 

Petite Rose

The petite rose, or ‘sweetheart rose,’ has small rose buds instead of large ones. There are a number of different types available in a rainbow of colors. 

Pompon

These small flowers are often recognized by the tiny, round blooms that are made of small petals. These flowers are often used as fillers in arrangements.

Protea

The protea is an exotic flower that has blooms that form in the shape of a cone. The flower is African in origin and comes in a multitude of colors and varieties. 

Snapdragon

The snapdragon is a long-stemmed flower that features small clusters of colored blooms. They are called snapdragons thanks to their shape, which looks like the mouth of a dragon. 

Spray Rose

This is a small rose variety, which has a number of blooms on each stem. They are also called ‘sweetheart roses.’

Star of Bethlehem

This flower, which blooms in the spring, has star-shaped blooms that grow in clusters. They are typically white in color, though some have a greenish tint. 

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Stargazer Lily

This is a very popular type of lily that is known for its star-shaped blooms and beautiful fragrance. The flowers are typically pink in color, though they also usually have white in them, too. 

Statice

These little filler flowers are usually pink, blue, or white, and they are a popular flower to put in arrangements. 

Stock

Another filler flower, stock has small purple and white blooms that are fragrant. This flower is also known as ‘matthiola.’

Sunflower

The sunflower is a brightly colored yellow flower with a dark center. They are large and round, and certainly look like the sun. 

Tea Rose

This rose variety comes from China, and the fragrance is reminiscent of tea. It was brought to Europe in the 19th century. It is a long-stemmed rose, and many modern long-stemmed roses are hybrids of the tea rose. 

Trachelium

These flowers come in either white or purple and are also known as ‘throatwort.’ You will often find them as filler flowers in arrangements. 

Tuberose

The Tuberose is known for its blooms, which are similar to lilies, and its floral spikes. They are fragrant flowers and almost always white in color. 

Tulip

The tulip is a popular plant that has cup-shaped blooms in a variety of colors. Typically, people use tulips to represent love and fame. 

Waxflower

The waxflower is a multi-bloomed flower that has a flower that feels like wax. These flowers smell sweet and are typically seen in flower arrangements as filler flowers. 

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