Top 12 Most Commercially Used Flowers in India

Floral industry in India is one of the lesser known fast growing industry, has grown six percent annually. The floral industry for Cut Flowers, Wedding Flowers and divine flowers are available in high prices, Here is the list of most beautiful flowers used commercially as cut flowers and wedding flowers.

Epiphyllum oxypetalum is the species of cactus and known as Brahma Kamalam in India and Kadupul in Sri Lanka. The Kadupul flower is actually a cactus flower and not the real Brahma Kamal that blooms rarely and only at night once a year over a few days. Other most expensive flowers in India also include Eustoma or lisianthus flowers,Lily of the valley,Calla Lilies, Gloriosa and saffron crocus.



Rose flowers are a popular crop for both domestic and commercial cut flowers. There are over three hundred species rose native to Asia, used for Perfume, Food, drink and Medicine with very rich in vitamin C.


Gerbera flowers are very popular cut flowers and also an important commercially flower used as a model organism. Gerbera is from the daisy family or Asteraceae and important ornamental crops for the cut flower industry with medicinal properties.


Tulip flowers are grown only in Srinagar, which is also the largest tulip garden in Asia. The garden consisting of seven terraces and situated on the foothills of Zabarwan Range, grown along with hyacinths, daffodils and ranunculus.


Carnation flowers or clove pink are used for medical purposes, fragrance used for vinegar, beer and wine. Dianthus caryophyllus are one of the fifth most used cut flower in the world along with chrysanthemum and tulip.


Chrysanthemum is best for horticultural purposes and Chrysanthemum × morifolium is the most important hybrid from Indian chrysanthemum.


Orchid family flowers are the most expensive flowers in the world and few of them are endemic orchids of India, native to the Western Ghats, states of Assam and Meghalaya.


True lilies or Lilium group of flowering plants are widely grown in the garden as ornamental and planted as bulbs in the dormant season. Mostly hybrids lilies are grown in the garden like Asiatic hybrids, Trumpet lilies and Oriental hybrids.



Tuberose used in perfumery along with rose and jasmine, known as rajnigandha in India. Rajanigandha or Polianthes tuberosa flowers are most popular commercially used flowers in India also used in cooking in Indonesia.



Gladiolus flowers occurs in Asia and offers wide range of ornamental flower colours of many varieties. Gladiolus is another leading cut flower in India and grow wonderfully in the warm weather of summer.


Anthurium flowering plant is a brightly colored spathe leaf, hence known as laceleaf or flamingo flower and native to the Americas. The laceleaf can be grown as houseplants.


Hydrangea macrophylla species is native to Japan and Korea, blooms blue, red, pink and purple. The Hydrangea flowers most species are white and popular ornamental plants, also used for an herbal tea.


Jasmine flowers from the different shrubs and vines contains around 200 species and widely cultivated for the fragrance, Indian Jasmine is known as Juhi in Hindi and other one is known as Mogra. Madagascar jasmine is the most popular wedding flowers in the world, followed by Peony, rose and Lily of the valley.

Tagetes species of African marigold flower is one of the most popular flower used in gardening as an ornamental plant, garlands with Jasmine and decoration for weddings, festivals and religious events, also has list of medicinal properties.

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