Availability: November - May
Common Names: Tulip
Genus Name: Tulipa
Family Name: Liliaceae
Place of Origin: Middle East. They were first introduced in Europe in the 16th century. Nowadays, nearly all hybrid flower bulbs come from Holland.
How long do they last? 5-7 days
Colours available: white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, green or multicoloured petals.
The Tulip is a bulbous flower that grows in the winter and is dormant in the summer. You will see that most Tulips have a single, 6-petalled flower. The most common Tulip is the one with waxy, goblet-shaped single flowers.
Did you know?
In the Middle Ages, Tulips were cultivated and traded in Turkey. Around 1550, Turkey was a powerful country. At that time the very rich sultan, Soeleiman lived there. The garden of his palace was full of Tulips because they symbolised wealth. It’s hard to imagine, but a single tulip was worth more than a whole lifetime.
Keep stems upright and in good lighting as flowers bend towards the light. You can straighten them by wrapping the stems in wet paper and standing them in water directly under lights.