Vietnam is located in Southeast Asia and borders on the north by China, borders on the west by Cambodia and Laos, while the South China Sea borders on the east. The countries climate and weather is tropical and diverse. Because of the diversity of weather, numerous varieties of flowers are grown in Vietnam. Actually, this country is famous for growing various bright and colourful flowers all year round. So, if you are ever considering travelling to Vietnam here are some of the native flowers you can check out.
In Vietnam they are known as ‘hoa cuc’. Chrysanthemums, sometimes called ‘mums’, are flowering plants. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe, although most species comes from East Asia.
What do they look like? Well, they have large blossoms which come in a variety of colours like red, yellow and orange. They have a slight scent and are considerably long lasting. They are popular in the country and can be seen on the balconies and in the porches of houses.
Lotuses are known as the national flower of Vietnam. They are known as ‘hoa sen’ and come in different colours, such as white and pink. Alongside water lilies, these flowers also grow in water and they blossom for the duration of the summer period. The Lotus flower has various purposes to the people of Vietnam, such as making tea out of the seeds and wrapping green rice in their leaves.
Peach flowers are grown in Northern Vietnam. They come in various colours such as red, white and pink. Although, the red coloured flowers are the most popular as they are symbolizing the Vietnamese New Year.
Why is the red flower the most popular you ask? This is the case as red indicates good prospects and the people send them down to the southern parts of the country on special occasions like New Years, as they are thought to be precious gifts.
Yellow Apricot Flowers
There is another flower that is associated with the Vietnamese New Year, and that is the Yellow apricot flower. They are grown in Southern Vietnam, especially on this occasion. As you can predict from their name, these flowers are bright yellow in colour and the scent of these flowers is relatively mild.
These roses are native to DaLat, which is a popular tourism city in Vietnam. These roses are available in all different colours and shades including yellow, red and pink. These flowers are considerably long lasting as they can last up to 15 days when cut from their roots and placed in a vase. They are also famous all over the country and are especially bestsellers in big cities. Not only are these flowers favoured in Vietnam but they are loved in Europe also.
The flowers that I have mentioned are only just a few; they’re many other beautiful flowers that are also grown in Vietnam. These include orchids, gladioli, pansies and wild sunflowers.