Top 11 Most Beautiful Flowers In The World

Posted by on January 28, 2018

Did you know that Henry Beecher once said: “Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into?” Yet, every flower is a soul blossoming in nature!

Indeed, our God is an artist ‘par excellence’, simply the best, and flowers are perhaps one of His best creations on the Earth. Although flowers can have quite a short life, just like butterflies, they undoubtedly fill our hearts and eyes with endless joy for their time being!

For ages, these wonderful gifts of nature have been helping us show and reflect our emotions and feelings. Their shapes, fragrance and brilliant myriad of colors are enough to make every person ‘get in the mood’.

A beautiful bouquet of sweet-smelling flowers can be a perfect present for any occasion, be it anniversaries, birthdays or wedding ceremonies! A great number of flowers are also used for making cosmetic products and natural medicines. And many of these blooming beauties have special significance or meanings (for instance, the red rose is always the symbol of love and passion!)

Roses, carnations, tulips, sunflowers, dahlias… the list goes on and on. With so many options to choose from, selecting 11 most beautiful flowers in the world is certainly not an easy task to do.

Here is a list of the most beautiful flowers in the world:

The Rose

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” wrote Shakespeare once in his renowned play Romeo and Juliet. Oh yes, most ‘top most beautiful flowers’ lists out there reserve the No. 1 spot right for this one. This pretty, sweet-smelling flower has all what it takes to be the prettiest flower in the world!

It would not be wrong to say that rose is a synonym with beauty and love. This woody perennial shrub belongs to the genus ‘Rosa’. Roses are found almost everywhere on Earth. This beautiful flower comes in a variety of colors and hues, and each color holds a different meaning.  For example, while a red rose is a symbol of love, a yellow rose stands for friendship. From poets to artists, the rose has been a source of undying inspiration for people through the centuries!

The Gazania


Gazania is native to South Africa where it is also known as ‘treasure flower’. The best thing about this flower is that it comes in a variety of strange patterns and radiating colors such as shades of pink, dark red, yellow and orange.

The petals of this amazing flower come in single colors as well as in graded shades. This hardy beauty with its daisy-like flowers certainly deserves a top spot in the list of most beautiful flowers in the world!

The Plumeria



Plumeria, which is native to Brazil, Caribbean and Central America, comes in several varieties. It belongs to the dogbane family – Apocynaceae, and is known for its mesmerizing scent and dazzling beauty.  Plumeria has medium size flowers, which come in a variety of vibrant colors like pink, red, yellow and other.

The Chrysanthemum

Carolus Linnaeus, the father of modern taxonomy, gave this beautiful flower its name, which means ‘golden flower’ in Greek (‘chrys’ means golden and ‘anthemon’ means flower).  The flowers come in a number of shapes- they can be button-shaped, pompous, decorative or daisy-like. Although yellow is the traditional color of chrysanthemum flowers, these can also be found in other colors, including red, white and purple.

Chrysanthemum flowers are extremely appreciated ones because not only do they look beautiful, but they also have a number of meanings associated with them. Namely, the chrysanthemum symbolizes optimism, long life, fidelity and joy.

The Dahlia



Named after Anders Dahl, a botanist, this tuberous bushy perennial plant is generally found in Mexico, Colombia and Central America.

Dahlia comes in over 30 species. One of the most amazing thing about this lovely flower is that it comes in a variety of sizes, ranging from 2 feet in button dahlia to 1 feet in dinner plate dahlia.

The flower consists of a floral head surrounded by several delicate petals.  These flowers come in various shades of orange, red, pink, purple, white, yellow and many more. Dahlia was declared ‘The National Flower of Mexico’ in the year of 1963.

The Orchid



Orchids have an unbelievable number of varieties, over 25,000 species under 800 genera! This plant can easily adapt to its environment, so it is available in any part of the world.

With its beautifully-crafted petals and lively colors, orchids are favorite flowers of florists and flower lovers all over the world! Did you know that some orchids have 30 inch petals and can weigh about a ton? Amazing!

The Tulip



This perennial plant with showy flowers belongs to the genus of Tulipa. From Asia to Africa, tulip is one of the most cultivated flowers.

Various species and hybrids of this exceptionally beautiful flower can be seen in garden as cut flowers or as potted plants.

Tulips come in several colors as well as flower shapes. There are over 100 known species of this incredible plant. Can you resist a tour of a tulip field? Me, neither!

The Water Lily



Water lilies come in varied colors and are often fragrant. Lilies are remarkably gorgeous flowers, which come with a floating mat of foliage (lily pads). +

The bloom lasts for around 3 days and then it is replaced. Basically, there are 3 kinds of water lilies- Nymphaeaceae or the common water lily, Nelumbo or Lotus and Nuphar Lutea or the yellow water lily.

Nelumbo Lutea and Nelumbo Nucifera are the 2 known species of Nelumbo. Other than being the national flower of Vietnam and India, N. Nucifera is considered ‘a sacred bud’ by the followers of Buddhism and Hinduism. Nuphar lutea belongs to temperate regions of Europe, Western Asia and Northwestern Africa. Nymphaeaceae consists of over 70 species.

The Magnolia



A few blossoms can compete with the beauty of magnolia tree when in full bloom! Named after Pierre Mangol, a popular botanist, magnolia boasts with over 200 species.

The magnolia flowers come in pink, purple or white color and the size can be anywhere between 3 to 12 inch in diameter. This flower is a symbol of beauty, sweetness and femininity. Genus of magnolia can be found in West Indies, Southeast as well as East Asia, Central America, and North America among other places.

The Calla Lily




As a symbol of magnificence and beauty, the calla lily is an extremely beautiful flower which is extensively used in flower arrangements, bouquets and other decoration purposes.


These flowers are native to South Africa. Calla lilies are uniquely sculptured and mainly come in colors such as shades of green, yellow, pink, and purple.


The Bird of Paradise



‘A bird of paradise’ is an unusual name for a flower, isn’t it? Well, this exotic flower is known as Bird of Paradise primarily due to its shape.

It is also known as ‘Crane Flower ‘and belongs to Strelitiaceae family. With its unique shape and vibrant colors, the Bird of Paradise is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful flowers seen in the world. This multicolored flower has no scent whatsoever.



One final question:
Do you agree with us that the above-selected  flowers are indeed the most beautiful flowers of the world? Is there any other flower that deserves to be a part of this list?

Share your point of view with us!

1 Comment

  1. Good morning and greetings from a very cool Gauteng.
    Your Newsletters certainly make extremely interesting reading – every subject has loads of thought provoking facts and ideas and how I enjoy reading them all. Please keep up the good work.
    I too love flowers and after reading your list, many others came to mind – to name a few : the protea family (there is such an enormous varity here), the sweetpea with it’s distinctive perfume, the pansy – with their little, individual faces and then of course the lizianthus – those tissue paper petals are so delicate and the variagated ones – just too beautiful as well.
    I am sure you’ve had many people responding with their favourite flowers since your article was published – now, that’ll make interesting reading!! So look forward to your next newsletter!
    Take care and kind regards,

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