Tulip Flowers are some of the most popular blooms of all time, and by flower popularity rank third in the world behind Roses and Chrysanthemums. Tulips come in an incredible variety of colors, heights, and flower shapes. Some Tulips are even fragrant.
- There are now over 3,000 different registered varieties of cultivated Tulips.
- Every year billions of Tulips are cultivated, a majority of which are grown and exported from Holland.
- Tulips grow wild over a great territory in Asia Minor through Siberia to China.
- Tulips were first cultivated and hybridized by the Turks of the Ottoman Empire.
- Tulips symbolize imagination, dreaminess, perfect lover and a declaration of love.
- The following classification of Tulips is based on the time of bloom. Tulips can be divided into early, mid, and late season flowering Tulips.
- Early Flowering Tulips: These Tulips bloom in March and early April. Early Flowering Tulips include the following Species: Kaufmanniana, Fosteriana, Single Early, Double Early, and Greigii Tulips.
- Midseason Flowering Tulips: These bloom in April and early May. e.g. Triumph, Swan Wings Tulip, Darwin Hybrids, and Parrot Tulips.
- Late Flowering Tulips: These Tulips bloom in May. e.g. Single Late, Double Late, Viridiflora Tulips, Lily-Flowered, Fringed Tulips, Rembrandt Tulips, and Multi-Flowering Tulips.
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