11 Fun facts about tulips
- At this moment there are about 150 species of tulip bulbs with in total 3000 different varieties.
- Tulips are a part of same family of lily flowers (and therefore relatives of onions!).
- Most tulips have one flower per stem. There are some species that have up to 4 flowers per stem.
- Tulips originate from the Himalaya area, they were brought to Turkey from there. Around 1560 they were brought from Turkey to the Netherlands.
- According to Wikipedia the tulip is the national flower of Afghanistan and Iran. Turkey and Holland has also a special connection with these flowers.
- The most popular flower is the rose, the second most popular the chrysanthemum. 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).
- Tulips are the symbol for love, passion, perfect lovers and romance.
- During the tulip mania one bulb was worth just as much as a canal house in Amsterdam.
- Tulips are available in many different colors. The blue tulip is however only available by paining or Photoshop.
- Tulips still grow after they are cut and they continue to bloom 3-7 days in a vase.
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