Tulips are the most easily recognized and loved flowers in the world. They are timeless and playful bloom, and ideal gift for a variety of situations. With their wide variety of colorful blossoms, you can usually be sure that there’s a tulip for whatever occasion you could dream of.
Tulips are a classic springtime flower, but in order to see their lovely pastel hues, be sure to plant them in the autumn. The tulip originated centuries ago in Persia and Turkey, where it played a significant role in the art and culture of the time. When Europeans started taking to tulips, their popularity spread quickly, especially in the Netherlands where a phenomenon tulip mania set in at one point during the 17th century. Tulips are now grown throughout the world, but people still identify cultivated varieties as “Dutch tulips”.
The most common meaning of tulips is perfect or deep love. First of all, because tulips are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, they can mean rebirth. So what symbolise different color of tulips? Usually, red tulips symbolise the eternal love, pink tulips symbolize happiness and confidence, purple symbolize royalty, yellow - cheerful thoughts and white tulips symbolize forgiveness.
Interesting facts about Tulips
Tulips are also flower for 11th wedding anniversaries, as symbol of devotion and love.
Tulips are the same family as lilies and onions.
There are over 3000 different varieties of tulips.
Tulips bulbs should be planted in the autumn and bloom in early spring.
“A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower.” – Marianne Williamson.