Various record breakers and such…

The largest rose in the world resides in Tombstone, Arizona. The rose was planted in 1855 at the Rose Tree Inn. It now covers over 8,000 square feet on a very large trellis. It blooms in April. If you are ever in Tombstone, Arizona this is a must see!

The most expensive flowers: – a hyacinth bulb from a variety called “King of Great Britain”. It sold in 1774 for L100. This equals 200,000 U.S. dollars.
– Also, a Semper Augustus (which is a scarlet and white-tipped tulip) sold for 5,500 florins; this would be equal to 70,000 U.S. dollars today!

The oldest living tree is in the Wheeler Peak area of Nevada; it is the bristlecone pine (pinus aristata). The oldest one found is believed to be 4,900 years old. What an amazing specimen to have survived through so many centuries.

The fastest growing tree in the world is the Acacia. Certain varieties can grow as much as 2-1/2 feet a month, which translates into a little over an inch a day! Fast and furious, the Acacia does not live much longer than 30 years.

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