National, Native and Popular Flowers of Taiwan
National Flower of Taiwan
Plum Blossom (Prunus Mei), a flower which produces shades of pink and white and gives off a delicate fragrance, adopted as the national flower of Taiwan on July 21, 1964.The Flower has great symbolic value for the Chinese people because of its resilience in harsh winter weather.
Apart from that Taiwan also has selected floral emblems for its Counties, Magnolia is the flower emblem of Chiayi County, Common Bombax of Taichung County and Gaillardia of Penghu County.
Other Native and Popular Flowers of Taiwan
Surrounded by water on all sides, Taiwan, with its excellent topography and climate, has an outstanding environment for growing flowers. According to statistics, there are over 4,000 native vascular plant species (including ferns and flowering plants) in Taiwan, which make it a botanical treasure trove hence the floriculture industry of the country is thriving. The blooming period of flowers is quite long in Taiwan and one can see different kinds of flower during the whole year. Ludwigia Octovalvis, Hygrophila Pogonocalyx, Titanotrichum Oldhami, Crysanthemums, Cherokee Rose, butterfly orchids, and Calamus are some of the famous flowers grown in Taiwan. Whereas Pink, White and Roses, Orchids, Phalaenopsis, Red Anthodium and White Lilies are very popular among the people of Taiwan.
Online Florists Taiwan
A few of the major online florists who cater to Taiwan are Alice Flower, Flowerdj. For a list of Taiwan florists who do business online, please visit our page on Online Florists in Taiwan.
Facts about Taiwan
- Taiwan, founded in 1912 and officially known as Republic of China, is an island off the eastern coast of China between Japan and the Philippines.
- With a trade-oriented economy, Taiwan is building on its comprehensive trade network to ensure its status as a frontrunner in global commerce. World Trade Organization figures for 2005 show, Taiwan as being the 16th-largest trading nation in the world
- Taiwan is one of the most densely populated nation in the world with a population of over 21 million. The largest city in Taiwan is Taipei, which is located on the northern tip of the island.
- The making of electronic devices for computers and other machinery is the major industry in Taiwan. Most consumer electronics contain components manufactured in Taiwan. The other major industries include plastics, chemicals, machinery, and agriculture.