43 Flower Trivia Questions and Answers 

Bright, bold, and beautiful, flowers are the perfect finishing touch to any garden or yard, look stunning in vases, and are the ideal gift for a loved one – but how much do you know about them? Test your knowledge in our super-fun flower trivia! 

With 5 fun-filled flower trivia rounds to play, we’re confident you’ll leave us with some new-found flower knowledge. 

But, be warned, this flower trivia isn’t going to be a bed of roses, and there are a few tricky questions to really test the greenest of fingers out there! 

Find out some mind-blowing facts about flowers, the etiquette of flowers, the copious variety of flowers, and some crazy flower stats

Plus, discover America’s favorite flower, the type of flower best received as a gift, and the flower you certainly don’t want to walk down the aisle with! 

Ready to fine-tune that flower knowledge?

Here we go! 

Related: Fruit Trivia | Vegetable Trivia | Spring Trivia | Wedding Trivia

General Flower Trivia Questions and Answers

General Flower Trivia Image

Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, and funerals, flowers play a major part in all kinds of celebrations, ceremonies, and events. 

Maybe you have a beautiful blooming garden full of color and life – or perhaps you can’t imagine keeping a house plant alive for longer than a few weeks! 

No matter what your skillset is when it comes to flower upkeep, it’s likely you appreciate the vibrancy, beauty, and the gesture brought by flowers. 

In round one of our flower trivia, we have 25 questions to decipher if you’re a rose among thorns or an expert on flower knowledge! 

Let’s begin! 

1: What is the national flower of the US?
Rose.
2: What do insects get from flowers?
Pollen.
3: What flower is toxic to cats?
Lily.
4: What state is responsible for almost 60% of all freshly cut flowers in the US?
California.
5: What can an orchid grow without having?
Soil.
6: What is the process called when an insect takes pollen from one flower and takes it to another?
Cross-pollination.
7: Which flower is sacred for Buddhists?
Lotus.
8: Most flowers are thought to have natural medicinal healing properties, but which flower is said to relieve indigestion, ease coughs, and alleviate back pain?
Daisy.
9: One of the most expensive spices in the world comes from the Crocus flower. What is this spice?
Saffron.
10: What is the rarest color of Rose?
Blue.
11: How many years ago is the first-ever flower thought to have bloomed?
125 million.
12: How much do Americans spend each year on cut flowers?
$6.2 billion.
13: What type of flower slowed down the Viking invasion of Scotland?
Thistle.
14: Tulips are often associated with Holland, but where did they actually originate?
Central Asia.
15: Van Gogh's 1888 famous painting is of what yellow flowers?
Sunflowers.
16: What is the fleur-de-lis better known as?
Lily.
17: Around how many types of Carnations are there?
Over 300.
18: Which red Christmas flower came from Mexico?
Poinsettia.
19: Ikebana is the art of flower arranging in which country?
Japan.
20: If you work in a flower shop, what would your job title be?
Florist.
21: What flower is often given to sick people as a 'get well soon' symbol in the US?
Chrysanthemum.
22: What is the poppy the enduring symbol of?
Remembrance of WWI.
23: The daffodil is the national flower of which country?
Wales.
24: If a flower blooms more than once, what is it known as?
Perennial.
25: Which two flowers make the title for a historical Christmas carol?
Holly and Ivy.

Flower Etiquette Trivia Questions and Answers

Flower Etiquette Trivia Image

Different flowers symbolize different things, and there’s a certain etiquette to follow that can be imperative in some cultures – and just polite in others. 

For example, the simple Chrysanthemum has a number of different meanings around the world – in Asia, it symbolizes rebirth and life; in the US, it is respect and honor, but in Europe, it is given in sympathy

To find out more amazing things about the etiquette of flowers, and to ensure you give the right kind of flowers to your loved ones, let’s play round 2 of our flower trivia! 

Good luck! 

1: Marigolds mean different things around the world. What do they represent in Mexico?
Death.
2: What color of flower must you never send in Germany, unless for a funeral?
White.
3: What do yellow flowers symbolize in France?
Unfaithfulness - keep them out of your Valentines' bouquet this year!
4: What rule must you follow with flowers in Russia when gifting flowers?
Even number for all occasions apart from funerals, when an odd number of flowers is the tradition.
5: Why do many Chinese and South-East Asian companies keep twisted bamboo plants in the office?
To bring prosperity and success.
6: What does the pretty-looking Aconite (Monkshood) actually represent?
'Be cautious' and 'hatred.'

Different Types of Flowers Trivia Questions and Answers

Different Types of Flowers Trivia Image

Did you know that there are more than 400,000 types of flowering plants around the world?

Do you know how many varieties of Tulips there are?

Round 3 of our flower trivia should give you more flower knowledge about the various types and their often stunning differences. 

Discover why you shouldn’t send an orange Lily to someone and what type of flower represents love the world over! 

Let’s play! 

1: Although a striking option, why shouldn't you include orange lilies in a gift bouquet?
They represent hatred and disdain.
2: What is the international flower of love and romance?
The red rose.
3: 1,500 of the 4,000 species of Orchids are in what country?
Columbia.
4: How many different types of tulips are there?
3,000.
5: How many different species of wildflowers grow in the US?
32,000.

Fun Facts About Flowers Trivia Questions and Answers

Fun Facts About Flowers Trivia Image

As with many of our trivia challenges, our flower trivia hasn’t missed out on the fun facts section! 

Facts are the foundation of knowledge and so easy to retain that you’ll definitely absorb a few flower-related ones to share with friends. 

Plus, they’re often just really interesting bitesize pieces of information that are cool to know! 

Discover our favorite 7 flower facts by playing the penultimate round of our flower trivia challenge. 

Let’s go! 

1: According to a 2021 survey of 15,000 couples, what is the average cost of wedding flowers in the US?
$2,300.
2: How many roses are needed to produce a single gram of rose oil?
2,000.
3: Historically, what substance did people use to make out of the juice from Bluebells?
Glue.
4: In Holland, several centuries ago, what were Tulips more valuable than?
Gold.
5: How many species of flowers do National Geographic estimate to have gone extinct since the 1750s?
571.
6: How tall can the Titan Arum (also known as the Corpse flower) stand?
10-feet (and weigh over 10kg!)
7: The most expensive flower ever sold at auction was a Shenzhen Nongke Orchid. How much did this go for?
$200,000.

More Flower Trivia – Video Trivia Trivia Questions and Answers

How well did you do with our flower trivia? If you got under 50%, you might need to study this topic further; however, if you got above 80%, we’re confident you’ll smash the following trivia challenges:

Thank you for playing our flower trivia – it is certainly one with some tricky answers but some golden information too! We’ll hopefully see you again soon for more trivia fun. 

Article by:
Read all the articles (72) written by Rebecca Ball