Guinness World Records Flower Facts


The world of flowers is fascinating. It’s full of weird and wonderful things. On this blog alone, we have covered designer clothes inspired by flowers, amazing flower festivals, plants that kill people, glow in the dark flowers, and more!

But as impressive as those things are, they pale in comparison to these Guinness World Record holders!

The Largest Fresh Flower Lei-Garland

In 2012, in Chennai, India, 120 people created the world’s largest fresh-flower lei, which measured 5.01 km (3.11 miles) long. The lei was made of 80 000 fresh carnations in assorted colours.

The Tallest Bloom

titan arum Amorphophallus titanum

Photo Credit: Flickr

The record holder for the tallest bloom is the Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum), grown by Louis Ricciardiello of the USA. In 2010, it measured 3.1m (10 ft 2.25 in).

The Longest Flower Structure

The longest flower structure goes to the dragon made with 112 800 pots of chrysanthemums at the 10th China Chrysanthemum Exhibition in Kaifeng City, Henan Province. The flower structure measured 166.15 m (545 ft 1.3 in) long.

The Guinness World Record's longest carpet of flowers in kaifeng city, china

photo credit: guinnessworldrecords.com

The Longest Carpet of Flowers

Another world record for China! In 2011, during the 29th Kaifeng Chrysanthemum Festival in Kaifeng City, 120 people over 8 days created the longest carpet of flowers. It measured 2011 m (6 597 ft 9.07 in) long and 1.65m (5ft 4.96 in) wide. 22 110 potted chrysanthemums were used.

Largest Wedding Bouquet

The largest wedding bouquet, measuring 60.09m (187 ft 1″) long, was made in 2003 using 1500 flowers, including 500 roses, 400 carnations, 200 daisies, 60 lilies and 340 baby’s breath. This massive bouquet weighed 92 kg (202.8lb).

world's slowest flowering plant

photo credit: explorebyyourself.com

The Slowest Flowering Plant

The slowest-flowering plant is the Puya raimondii, a rare giant bromeliad species native to Peru. It takes an average of 80-150 years for the plant to produce flowers. And once the cluster of white flowers appears, the plant dies.

Largest Breast Cancer Awarenss ribbon made of flowers

photo credit reuters.com

Largest Awareness Ribbon Made of Flowers

In November 2007, the Dubai Healthcare City created the largest awareness ribbon made of flowers. The ribbon measured 28.71 , (94 ft 2 in) long and 19.68 ft (64 ft 6 in) wide. It was made of 105 000 pink carnations to raise awareness for breast cancer research.

The Most Chrysanthemum Blooms on a Single Plant

the Guinness World Record's most chrysanthemums on a single stem

photo via wikirecords.com

In 2011, Yoshiteru Nomura of Japan, cultivated a chrysanthemum plant with 4351 blooms, the most blooms on a single stem. The plant measured 4.5m (14ft 9in) high and 2.2m (7ft 2 in) wide.

The Most Blooms on a Hellebore Plant

In 2006, gardener Anna Maclean of the UK created a hellebore plant with a world record of 66 blooms.

The Tallest Rose Bush

In 2009, American gardener, Robert Bendel grew a red rose bush that measured 5.66 m (18ft 7 in) tall.

Most People Planting Flower Bulbs Simultaneously

In 2010, 636 people planted flower bulbs simultaneously at Butt’s Close Park at Hitchin, UK.  The group planted Ruby Giant crocus bulbs.

To read more about other flower records, you can check out these posts:

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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