Tulips are one of the most popular flowers in the world. They are easily recognized and loved by all people for their simplicity, beauty and elegance. They are colorful, lovely and classic. Tulip flowers are associated with the spring and incredibly popular during the spring months.
Tulip is in the genus Tulipa and belongs to Lily family with around 109 species available. The Tulip flower is a simple flower with bright colorful petals. The tree petals and the underlying three sepals are called tepals. Tulip flowers come in a range of colours including white, red, yellow, peach, orange, pink, lilac, blue, violet, black and bi-colored. They have been developed in nearly every colour except true blue. There are many different types of Tulips. Almost 4,000 horticultural varieties of Tulips have been developed. Flower variations include lily-flowering types, double flowers, fringed, reflexed, elongated petals and parrot varieties.
Tulips may be associated with Europe, but they are actually native of the Middle East and Central Asia. They were brought to Europe in the 16th centure from Turkey, and quickly became popular.
Growing tulip flowers is easy even for the novice gardener. In the fall before the first frost you plant a tulip bulb. In early to late spring, tulips grow and bloom. The blooms last for several weeks. There are three varieties of tulips that bloom at different times: early, mid and late spring. The ideal USDA growing zones are 3 to 8. Tulip flowers cannot be grown in the tropical and subtropical climates, as they need a period of cool dormacy to grow successfully.
Tulip flowers are excellent for flowers arrangements. They look gorgeous in bouquets and can be paired with other flowers. Especially tulips look great when paired with rose flowers. The Tulip flower has the vase life for 3-7 days. The Tulip flower is the only flower that continues to grow once it is cut and stood in water.
The Tulip flowers are a great choice for wedding flowers, their soft anf elegant blooms make bridal bouquets and wedding centerpieces stand out. They have become a wedding favorite also because their blooms representing “love” and “happy years”.
Tulip flowers are among the most popular and widely grown garden flowers. They are perfect for beds or borders. Their colorful simple blooms put on quite a show. They look absolutely amazing even before they have opened. They are widely grown in huge fields.
The Tulip flower, in general, is the symbol of the perfect lover, fame, love, passion and romance. The Tulip flower is the 11th wedding anniversary flower. The Tulip flower is also the national flower of Iran and Turkey.
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