Tulips can be divided into about 150 various species, but there are more than 3,000 naturally occurring and genetically cultivated varieties of the flower worldwide.
Tulips originate from the Himalaya area, they were brought to Turkey from there. Around 1560 they
were brought from Turkey to the Holland.
Tulips have a wide variety of meanings, with each color symbolizing something different. In general, tulips are said to symbolize love and signal spring’s arrival. Red tulips represent true love, white tulips say “I’m sorry,” and purple tulips symbolize royalty.
The tulip is usually sweetly scented and depending on the variety it can grow from a 5 centimeters (2 inches) to over 60 centimeters (2 feet) tall. The flower has a variety of shapes and it comes in most
colors although there are no pure blue varieties.
The tulips are in third place in the row of most popular flowers.
On Valentines day the tulip is the second most popular flower to send (after the roses).
One of the most interesting colors of a tulip variety is the deep purple of the Queen of the Night
At one point in history, tulips were the most expensive flower. In fact, in period from 1634 to 1637 they caused what’s now known as “Tulip Mania”.In that time tulips were more valuable than most people’s homes, and cost almost ten times what an average working class man earned in a year.
The Holland is the largest producer and exporter of tulips worldwide, growing and exporting nearly
3 billion bulbs each year.
The beautiful flowers are actually related to another popular spring flower: the lily.
Like many other flowers, tulips are edible!
Tulips still grow after they are cut and they continue to bloom 3 to 7 days in a vase.