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Tulip (Too-lip)

Common Colors: red, pink, orange, salmon, peach, apricot, yellow, purple, lavender, white and bicolors

Uses: tulips are the symbol of spring and with an endless variety of colors and bicolors, they are easy to incorporate in virtually any theme. Tulips bring a vibrancy of life to arrangements. Their unique shape and delicate stem make them an interesting addition to designs.

Season: Early Spring

Fun Facts:

  • There are hundreds of varieties and colors
  • In ancient times, to give a red tulip was to declare your love. The black center of the red tulip was said to represent the lover’s heart, burned to a coal by love’s passion. To give a yellow tulip was a declaration of your love that is utterly hopeless.
  • In the mid 1800’s, a farmer in Massachusetts who settled 500 acres of land was said to have imported many different plants from all over the world in his garden, among them, tulips. This seems to be the first sighting of the tulip in America.
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