What Are the Most Common Flowers?

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What Are the Most Common Flowers?
Although you may have your favourites, all flowers are beautiful. (Flowers; purple wild flowers image by Stuart Corlett from Fotolia.com)

Flowers are perhaps the most beautiful gifts of nature. Finding flowers that have popped from bud to bloom in the garden or discovering a field full of wild daisies elevate the mood. Although all flowers are beautiful, the family website SixWise lists some as more popular than others. The reasons for their popularity include consistency in growth, extended bloom time, availability, fragrance and ease of cultivation.

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Rose

The rose is undoubtedly the most popular flower in the world for growing and gifting. Apart from being extremely beautiful, roses are versatile flowers that are used widely in wedding bouquets. They are also favourites for Valentine's Day, birthdays and anniversaries. In addition, scents, perfumes and potpourris are often based on the aroma of the rose.

Roses have been assigned different meanings over the years. For example, the red rose signifies love, while the yellow rose signifies friendship, and the white rose signifies peace. They are available in a range of colours, from white to nearly-black red.

Roses can be found in not only single variety, but also bush and climbing. Most flourish in sunshine.

Lily

The lily symbolises innocence and purity. It is also associated with spirituality. At one time, lilies were associated with death, but today they are available in a range of varieties and used for a number of purposes. They can be found in gardens, wedding bouquets and even growing wild along the highway. Most are easy to grow and can be cultivated in almost any climatic condition, thus making them among the most common flowers in the world.

Tulip

Tulips are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring. Easily recognisable, tulips are available in a range of sizes, shapes, textures and colours including pink, red, purple, orange and white. Most varieties have a cuplike shape with overlapping petals. Tulips can bloom in almost any kind of soil, which means that you can cultivate them in a container, under shrubs, in a flowerbed or in the corner of a rock garden.

Sunflower

The towering sunflower charms both children and adults with its height, huge blooms and abundance of seeds that feed the birds. These blooms have the ability to adjust themselves to the sun. Watch them during the day, and you will see that they always face the sun. These flowers grow well in full sun and need moist, well-drained and fertile soil to bloom. The sunflower is also popular for its medicinal and culinary properties. It is used in ointments and cooking oils.

Daffodil

Daffodils are a delightful addition to the garden. They are one of the first flowers to bloom, and their bright yellow colour cheers winter-weary gardeners. Besides the conventional yellow variety, daffodils are available in shades of cream, pink, apricot and orange. Daffodils thrive in sunshine, and regular watering extends their blooming and growth periods.

Crocus

The crocus is a perennial flowers that can range from 3 to 6 inches in height. These buttercup-shaped flowers are usually purple, white or yellow. The crocus grows well in well-drained soil that can dry out quickly.

Daisies

Daisies are typically seen in shades of yellow and white. The flower has a central disk surrounded by flat petals. Daisies are bright, cheery and available in a number of varieties.

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