It's Official: We Found The 10 Prettiest Flowers In The World

Sacred Lotus

Few flowers are also religious symbols, but the sacred lotus qualifies. It sits just above the water like a peaceful pink boat, while its stalk and roots reach deep into the mud in the dark waters below. 

Pompon Dahlia 

Blossoms in every color imaginable make dahlia flowers a gardener's favorite. On this pom-pom-shaped variety, look at how each petal is shaped and placed so uniformly in a near-perfect sphere.

Calla Lily

If you want your flowers to come with a mythological pedigree, the calla lily is said to come from the breast milk of none other than the Greek goddess Hera, wife of Zeus.  

Sweet Juliet Rose

Costing 15 years and $3 million, the Sweet Juliet was created by David Austin to feature maxed-out petals and smell like a sweet tea.


Tiny lavender flowers smell amazing, and when you see millions of them in a field—say, in Provence, France—the effect is absolutely sublime.


When someone gives you the gift of a lei in Hawaii, it's most likely strung with fragrant frangipani flowers. They come in many colors, but this marshmallow white with a spritz of bright yellow is floral minimalism at its finest.

Middlemist's Red

No list of beautiful flowers is complete without a mention of the rarest flower on earth. This small, red camellia may look simple.


We didn't spot any at King Charles III's coronation, but we're pretty sure one of his many homes features this tall delphinium. After all, it's his favorite flower. 

Bird of Paradise

A patch of flowers that looks like a curious flock of birds is exactly the level of whimsy we love to see in a garden. This tropical beauty is so colorful, it's easy to see why people keep planting it.

Saffron Crocus

This watercolor-like crocus is gorgeous, but that's not the main reason people are obsessed with it. It's the three auburn stigma that grow from the center and are harvested to make saffron spice that make it so covetable.

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