Honduras flowers make for beautiful bouquets. A wide variety of floral arrangements can be created with native Honduran flowers, as there are so many different types to choose from! It is popular for hotels and restaurants to use them as decor, and on special holidays, cathedrals throughout the country are abundantly adorned with blossoms.
Siguatepeque, Honduras is actually known throughout the country as “The Capital of Flowers”. This town showcases the local Honduras flowers that grow in the region at its festival each year. This Festival of Flowers is held every February, and ends with a grand parade featuring heavenly scented floats decorated with flora of the area.
Honduras flowers include tropical varieties such as the Alpinia, Heliconia and Bougainvillea which are vibrant in color, but do not have a scent. The sun-loving Hibiscus (both single and double) can be seen throughout the country in numerous shades, as well as the cheerful Moss-Rose (ground cover).
Most flowers in Honduras are purchased on Mother’s Day.
The readily available torch ginger makes for long lasting arrangement, but some varieties of flowers in Honduras (such as the single Hibiscus), must be enjoyed on the plant, for when cut, they close shortly thereafter…never to reopen.
You can see a large assortment of tropical Honduras flowers at most of the National Parks, and in particular, strolling around the Pico Bonito National Park outside La Ceiba. In Lake Yojoa there is a large outdoor Bio-Park, “Paradise”, where one can camp amongst the greenery or sleep in a lodge-style guesthouse.
Roatan’s Carambola Gardens offers a peaceful outdoor setting for viewing a large variety of flowering plants.
Tela also has a world-renowned, amazing tropical botanical garden, “Jardin Botanico Lancetilla”, (Lancetilla Botanical Garden), where you can view thousands of beautiful, exotic flowers native to Honduras and Central America that you won’t find anywhere else.
The official flower of Honduras is the Orchid.