Tulip Flower Gifts

A tulip is a bulbous plant in the genus Tulipa, comprising 109 species with showy flowers, in the family Liliaceae. The species native range includes southern Europe, North Africa, and Asia from Anatolia and Iran in the west to northeast of China.


Tulips are perennial bulbs.

Other Names: No other names known.

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Liliales
Subfamily: Lilioideae
Genus: Tulipa


Descriptions: Tulips have a stem and cup or bell shaped flowers made of three petals.

Size: Tulips grow from to 28 inches tall.

Symbolism: Tulips represent cheerful thoughts, white tulips convey forgiveness, purple tulips represent royalty, pink tulips symbolizes caring, attachment, yellow tulips symbolize hopeless love,brightness and sunshine.

Grow Details: Tulips are perennial bulbs, that are moderately easy to grow.

Grow Details

Soil Type: Rich Sandy Soil is Ideal - Well Drained
Soil PH: PH 6.0 - 7.0
Water: Standard - Avoid Excessive Moisture
Light: Full Sun to Part Sun
Grow Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


Height: Tulips grow from to 28 inches tall.
Flower Colors: Cream, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Salmon, Violet, White, Yellow, Multicolor
Propagation: Tulips can be propagated through bulb offsets, seeds or micropropagation.
Division/Transplants: Divide every couple years.
Blooming Period: Spring

Type: Perennial

Herbal Remedy Properties: There are only a few references to the use of tulips in homeopathy, as a soothing poultice.

Native Area: Tulips are native to Europe, Israel, North Africa, Anatolia, Iran and China.

Other: In the 17th century young girls would crush red tulip petals and rub them on their cheeks to add color.

Tulip Gifts

The species are perennials from bulbs, the tunicate bulbs often produced on the ends of stolons and covered with hairless to variously hairy papery coverings. The species include short low-growing plants to tall upright plants, growing from 10 to 70 centimeters (427 in) tall.


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