Spotlight on: Tulips

Did you know Tulips are one of the most popular flowers used by florists today? There are over 150 species of tulips with over 3000 different varieties, so it’s no wonder these flowers are so popular!

The Tulip is a Eurasian and North African part of the Lily family. They are some of the most popular spring flowers of all time, and the third most popular flowers worldwide, next to only the Rose and Chrysanthemum. Tulips come in an incredible variety of colours, height, and flower shapes, some are even fragrant!

The word Tulip itself is thought to be a corruption of the Turkish word Tulbend, for Turban. A famous Austrian biologist, Carolus Clusius introduced the Tulip flower. They bloom on Bulbous plants, with large, showy flowers with six petals. Here are some facts about Tulips.

bunch od red and yellow tulips with blue background

Tulip Facts

  • Every year, billions of Tulips are cultivated, a majority are grown and exported from Holland.
  • Historically, Europe considered Tulips as the symbol of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Tulips symbolise imagination, dreaminess, perfect lover, and a declaration of love.
  • Tulip bulbs are a good replacement for onions in cooking.
  • They only bloom for 3-7 days in the Spring.
  • You can find them in almost any colour.
  • Different coloured Tulips mean different things; red symbolises true love, white means sorry, whilst purple represents loyalty.

Growing Tulips

Tulips can be planted in the fall as they require long periods of cold before flowering. They actually grow better in places with cold springs and dry summers. Some parts of the flower are edible, but not if they have been treated with chemicals as this is hazardous. It’s stated that they have a mild bean-like taste, to a lettuce-like taste, to no taste at all.

The variations are astounding, as different varieties of tulips can grow from a couple of inches to over two feet tall.

Why Tulips are a Great Choice

Tulips are a great choice for spring as they speak without words. The colours represent meanings you want to portray, but not only this, they can make a real statement masterpiece when arranged as a mass either in your garden or in a vase to brighten your home.

Here at Jungle World, we have an array of corporate flowers, office flowers or indoor and outdoor plants to suit your business environment and the summertime, like our sunflowers. We are proud in dedicating ourselves in giving you the highest quality. For more information, get in touch with a friendly member of our team who is happy to help.