19 Facts Every Tulip Lover Should Know

These facts will make you appreciate this lovely bloom even more.

1. There are over 150 species of tulips with over 3,000 different varieties. 

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2. Their flower buds are known for being almost perfectly symmetrical.

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3. Most tulips sprout a single flower bud, but a few varieties have up to four on a single stem. 

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4. Tulips are part of the lily family. 

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5. Tulips only bloom for 3-7 days in the spring. 

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6. You can find tulips in almost any color. 

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7. According to Teleflora, different colored tulips have different meanings. The red flowers symbolize true love while purple represents loyalty.

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8. Make a mistake? White tulips mean “I’m sorry.”

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9. Tulips are also said to signal the arrival of spring.

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10. Tulips are native to central Asia but didn’t really become popular until reaching the Netherlands. 

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11. The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation uses a tulip as its symbol. 

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12. Tulips were once the most expensive flower…

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13. …And in the 1600s, they were even said to cost 10 times more than a working man’s average salary in the Netherlands, making them more valuable than some homes.

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14. The time period where the flower was so expensive (around 1634 to 1637) is now known as “Tulip Mania.” 

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15. Tulip petals are edible and can be used in place of onions in many recipes.

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16. The Netherlands is the world’s largest commercial producer of tulips, with around three billion exported each year. 

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17. If you cut tulips, they’ll continue to grow in your vase for at least another inch. 

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18. According to The New York Times, the best time to plant tulip bulbs is in the fall so they can grow roots before it gets too cold. 

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19. Tulips will bend and twist to grow towards light (even in a vase!). 

BY REBECCA SHINNERS JUL 16, 2015

Country Living Magazine

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