It's Official: We Found the 9 Prettiest Flowers in the World

Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)

With its serene pink petals floating gracefully above the water, the sacred lotus is not just a flower; it's a symbol of the delicate balance between struggle and beauty, as its roots delve deep into the mud beneath.

Pompon Dahlia (Dahlia variabilis pompon)

Dahlia flowers, with their vibrant colors, are beloved by gardeners, and the pompon variety is particularly captivating with its perfectly spherical shape and neat arrangement of petals, making it irresistibly adorable.

Calla Lily (Zantedeschia)

According to mythology, the calla lily is said to have originated from the breast milk of the Greek goddess Hera. But regardless of its mythological origins, its simple yet elegant beauty and spiraling petals make it a favorite among flower enthusiasts.

Sweet Juliet Rose (Rosa ausleap)

Created by David Austin, the Sweet Juliet Rose is not only visually stunning with its abundant petals but also exudes a sweet tea fragrance. Its creation took 15 years and $3 million, making it the most expensive flower

Lavender (Lavandula lavandin)

Lavender's tiny flowers emit a delightful fragrance, and when seen en masse in fields like those in Provence, France, the sight is simply sublime. Fortunately, lavender is easy to grow in sunny spots and can be harvested for various uses.

Teddy Bear Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

Aptly named, the teddy bear sunflower has a charmingly cozy appearance, inviting cuddles just like its namesake toy. Its presence in Vincent Van Gogh's masterpieces adds to its allure.

White Batflower (Tacca integrifolia)

With its exotic appearance and nocturnal blooming habit, the white batflower is truly a sight to behold. Its resemblance to a bat adds to its mystique, although it's named after its pollinators rather than its appearance.

Frangipani (Plumeria rubra)

Often adorning Hawaiian leis, frangipani flowers exude a delightful fragrance. This particular variety, with its white petals and yellow accents, epitomizes floral minimalism, despite its association with a fictional botanist from the 19th century.

Middlemist's Red (Camellia japonica)

The rarest flower on Earth, Middlemist's Red is a small, simple red camellia. With only two original live plants known to exist one in New Zealand and one in the UK it holds a special place among flower enthusiasts for its rarity and beauty.