Tulips – The third most popular flower world-wide next only to the Rose and Chrysanthemum, Tulips were the symbol of the Turkish Empire. These notorious flowers were responsible for the creation of a movement in Europe, especially Holland popularly referred to as “Tulipmania”, where many sold of their fortunes in the craze for tulips. Shipped in bud form directly from the “land of tulips” in Holland, our tulips travel a long distance, and may appear thirsty upon arrival.
Tulip Bouquet Estimated Vase Life – 3 – 6 days
Meaning - imagination, dreaminess, perfect lover, declaration of love (red), happiness and cheer (yellow)
Tulip Bouquet Care Tip – Leave your tulips in the wrap and trim about an inch of the stems. Placed the wrapped tulips in a vase for about an hour, to ensure that the stems are sturdy and take in water better. Tulips are heavy drinkers, so make sure you feed them fresh water daily.
Tulip Bouquet Arranging Tip – Tulips continue to grow and change after being cut, so leave enough room for tulips to grow and move while arranging. Don’t be afraid to cut, as your bouquet will look good with tulips in varying lengths. Tulips have a natural tendency to bend and lilt, to seek light.
IMPORTANT TIP for Tulip Flowers – Tulips keep growing in a vase gaining an inch or so in height with a tendency to bend, and twist and turn towards sources of light. To straighten bent tulips, wrap the stems tightly in damp newspaper, secure with an elastic band, and stand in deep, lukewarm water with light directly above them. Leave for a couple of hours.
About Tulip Flowers:
These elegant spring flowering bulbs have been treasured for centuries for their beauty, exquisite shapes and remarkable colors. Tulips are originally from Persia and were brought to the Netherlands in the 17th century. A thousand years ago, Tulips grew wild in Persia. Found in central Asia in 1554. Native to Turkey, Iran, Syria, and parts of Asia. The Turks of the Ottoman Empire were the first culture to cultivate and hybridize the tulip. Persian poets sang its praises, and their artists drew and painted it so often, that the tulip was considered to be the symbol of the Ottoman Empire. In the years 1636-37, tulipmania ruled in the Netherlands. Tulips were a symbol of wealth and status and were traded like currency. A bed of tulips could buy a small house. Tulip mania flourished between 1634-1637…and people abandoned jobs and businesses to become tulip growers.