The flowers are at the centre of a dispute between a floristry and a restaurant over who owns them.
The owner of Jack’s, who owns the flowers, has told the BBC he has had the flowers for decades and has not had them sold to anyone.
He says he has not been able to sell them for 10 years.
He said he bought them from the man who owns a similar business in the US, and that he has no idea where they are from.
Jack’s owner, Eric Oberer, said he had never seen the flowers in the States.
He added that he wanted the flowers to go back to their rightful owners.
“We have no idea who the people that own these flowers are,” he said.
“If they are legitimate, then we are happy for them to stay here, but we have never been able see them anywhere.”
He said his business was in a very precarious position.
“I have no money,” he told the ABC.
“There are a lot of flowers that I would never want to buy. “
I am just a regular person.” “
There are a lot of flowers that I would never want to buy.
I am just a regular person.”
Mr Oberer says he believes he is entitled to them.
“They are my property, and they belong to me, they belong on the premises, and it is not up to any of the other owners,” he explained.
“What happens is, I am not going to have a problem with them being brought back into my business.”
Jack’s owners say the owner of the flowers is not Mr Oberter.
“That is just the floriser,” he argued.
“The flower was brought in by the owner, who does not know who this person is.”
The ABC has approached Jack’s for comment.
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