The name of the genus Tulipa derives from the Turkic word "turban": many tulips' flowers resemble this headwear in shape. Wild tulips grow in the Mediterranean, in the Caucasus and in Central Asia. They have become cultivated in Persia and then in Turkey since the 11th century. The Persians called tulip an embodiment of earthly love. There is a legend according to which it first grew on the site of the death of a young prince, who crashed against the rocks after he knew his bride had died.
The plants arrived in Western Europe in 1559, they were brought there by the German ambassador, who was at the Turkish court.
More than 4,000 varieties have been developed to the present day, the diameter of a flower of some of them reaches 20 cm. Petals can be various colors: from snow white to rich purple. There are also various shapes that can be, for example, oval, double-flowered, fimbriate, etc. Tulips look great in bouquets, as well as in flower beds and curb compositions.
Interesting facts about tulips:
Cheerful delicate plants are a symbol of spring, warmth and rebirth. They will become a decoration of any holiday whether it is Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, an anniversary or a wedding. Orange flowers, symbolizing power and admiration are usually given to managers and colleagues. Pink ones (a wish for good mood) are suitable for girl friends and relatives. Red buds are a traditional gift from a loving person. The sun yellow color is associated with joy and luck. These buds are often presented to creative people and added to business bouquets.
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