Tulips - the most beautiful surprise of spring? Here are the messages this flower hides and how important it is to give the right arrangement!

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Spring is the right time to show your loved ones the love and appreciation you have for them, because they are always by your side when you need them. Flowers have always been the most beautiful way to express your life and feelings, so a bouquet can brighten anyone's day. Regardless of the context you are in or the event you have to participate in, a floral arrangement is the preferred option for many people. When it comes to creating a bouquet of spring flowers, tulips are the most common choice, as they are delicate and have a special meaning. Having a variety of species of tulips, you have the possibility to opt for a wide palette of arrangements, where each individual flower expresses a message.

Tulips are one of the harbingers of spring, because they bloom when nature comes back to life, being part of the most gifted flowers in this period, along with other spring flowers such as snowdrops or daffodils. If you are curious and want to learn more about these flowers, stay with this article, where you will find out the most interesting things about tulips, as well as a brief history of them or the best ways to care for them.


  1. History of tulips - The most interesting things you need to know about these flowers

1.1. When does the tulip bloom?

1.2. The most important curiosities about tulips

  1. What are the most common types of tulips and what does each color mean? From the variegated tulip to the red tulip

  2. What tulips do you offer depending on the event?

1. History of tulips - The most interesting things you need to know about these flowers

Tulips have a strong meaning, being cultivated in many corners of the world, so each individual species has its own interesting story. If you ask someone where these flowers are from, the answer will definitely be Holland, as it is famous as the "Land of Tulips". This flower adapted perfectly, and the Dutch loved the tulip so much that they use it as a national symbol.

You will be surprised to learn that the tulip does not have its origins here. The Dutch borrowed these flowers, making an "obsession" for them and cultivating them in excessively large numbers, but the homeland of these harbingers of spring is Persia. It is said that they were cultivated only in the sheikhs' palaces, being considered the flowers of the rich. Evidence has also been found that tulips originated in regions of Asia, where entire fields of tulips can be seen every year.

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1.1. When does the tulip bloom?

Tulips are delicate, sensitive flowers, so they require special attention. If you are passionate about taking care of tulips , you need to document yourself a little about them, because you need to give them a lot of time and a lot of love. The bulbs are planted starting with the first day of November, regardless of whether you choose to do this in the greenhouse or in the garden. If you choose to plant them in the greenhouse, you can do it until the beginning of winter, because they will bloom quickly, starting in January. However, if you plant them in the garden, they will bloom in the second half of April or even in March, if the climate is favorable. Tulips love the sun and heat, so you have to make sure that they are permanently in a bright place. Avoid watering them excessively, as they can quickly wither.

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1.2. The most important curiosities about tulips

Tulips are complex and mysterious flowers, about which not all information is known yet, so some interesting curiosities about them are welcome, to be able to understand their meaning much better:

  • They are part of a large family of plants, including onions, garlic or lilies

  • The name of the tulips "comes" from Persia, where they were named according to their turban shape

  • There is a huge variety of tulip species, each more spectacular

  • The tulips have almost perfect symmetry

  • Tulips bloom only during a maximum of 7 days

  • The most interesting species of tulips is the purple one, confused by many as black

  • Although these are originally from Central Asia or Persia, they became really known when the Dutch started cultivating them in every corner of the country

  • Like the sunflower, the tulip will always orient itself to the light, even if it is in a vase or in the garden

  • Tulips were considered the flowers of royalty, being the most expensive in the world at one time

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2. What are the most common types of tulips and what does each color mean? From the variegated tulip to the red tulip

They say that spring is not made with a single flower, but when it comes to tulips, they can give you indescribable joy, and a bouquet of tulips hides powerful messages. Each type of tulip has a special meaning, so it is recommended to know which colors are suitable depending on the context, in order not to face an unpleasant situation. There is a wide palette of colors of these plants, and each one is special in its own way.

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The variegated tulip

The variegated tulip, known as "Fritillaria meleagris", is a real monument of nature. This flower is extremely special, having a special appearance, like a chessboard. Unfortunately, it is on the way to extinction, being currently protected by law, because it was harvested excessively for commercialization. Currently, it is only found in a few regions of our country, being an extremely beautiful wild flower. Depending on the climate, it blooms towards the end of spring, but for a maximum of 10 days, after which it closes. The flower is delicate, having the appearance of a frail bell, which urges you to admire it.

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The blue tulip

Blue tulips are truly special flowers. These were not found before in the chromatic range of tulips, but several botanists managed to create them. The blue tulip has several meanings, depending on the interpretation of each individual person. For some people it represents tranquility and peace, but for others it symbolizes uniqueness. Giving such a special bouquet shows the love, appreciation and respect you have for your loved ones. Also, due to their special appearance, they are also perfect for certain special occasions , making each event unique.

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Black Tulip

The black tulip became known thanks to a famous book, being a true symbol. Therefore, it represents freedom and rebellion. Some arrangements containing black tulips are meant to express feelings of regret when you lose a loved one, but many people use this type of flower in business contexts, to wish success and abundance. As black has always been associated with regret, death or pain, the black tulip is mostly used for sad occasions, but you can easily offer such a bouquet to someone you appreciate. Many people interpret this lily as the flower of mystery and infinity, because it is actually purple, but placed in a certain light, it shows shades of black.

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The white tulip

White has always represented the most innocent form of love, so the symbolism of white tulips is quite simple. If you choose to give someone a bouquet of white tulips, you must know that you have put your soul on the tray, as they show the purity of your feelings. It also indicates sincere bad opinions. If you feel that you have wronged someone, who may not deserve it, an arrangement of white tulips will "tell" that person that your apology is honest. The white tulip is a delicate and pure plant, so you can buy a bouquet of flowers for the important people in your life, to whom you want to express your sincere feelings.

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The pink tulip

Shades of pink have always been considered cheerful and suitable for happy contexts, so tulips of this color are perfect to give to friends or family members. The tulip is sensitive and helps you express your honest and gentle feelings. If you want to show the person next to you how important they are, but you don't have deep feelings of love yet, you can easily offer them a bouquet of pink tulips.

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tulips 25 bouquet of pink tulips in the arms of a woman

The yellow tulip

The yellow tulip kept changing its symbolism over time, so that from unrequited love, it reached the celebration of a beautiful smile. It may seem a little strange, but people tend to give bouquets of yellow tulips to happy and positive people in their lives. In the past, people used yellow tulips to end a relationship, wanting to show through them that feelings have started to disappear.

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The red tulip

Red flowers have always been the easiest way to express your feelings of love towards another person, so red tulips are usually used in complex bouquets, together with other flowers or in rose bouquets . Red is passionate and intense, so it is perfect for special occasions, such as Valentine's Day or various anniversaries of the couple.

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3. What tulips do you offer depending on the event?

Flowers were always given as a gift, depending on the context or the celebration. You must know, however, that these must be given according to the symbolism of each individual, in order not to give the wrong impression. If you really like tulips and you definitely want to use these flowers at various events, always take into account their color.

  • Funeral

If you are in a sad context, it is necessary to carefully choose the flowers offered, so as not to appear lacking in empathy. For this frame, the most suitable are black or yellow tulips. You can choose depending on the relationship you had with the deceased person. If it was someone from the family or was very close to you, the yellow tulip is recommended. Otherwise, the black one is more suitable.

  • Relationship anniversaries

For such moments, any flower can be suitable, but it depends on how strong your feelings are. If the relationship is at the beginning, the white or pink tulip is the most suitable. Also, if you celebrate a greater number of years spent together, white tulips can symbolize the transformation of your feelings towards your loved one. This can represent a maturation of you and your relationship, so an arrangement of white tulips is perfect for these occasions. If you feel that the person you are next to represents your other half, you can show him this by means of a bouquet of red tulips, which shows your sincere and strong feelings.

  • Birthdays

The birthday is a good time to give a beautiful bouquet of flowers as a gift , to show the celebrant your admiration. If the person in question is quite close to you, you can give a bouquet of pink tulips, which symbolize sincere feelings, friendship and respect. On the other hand, if it is an event that you participate in out of complacency, you can opt for a bouquet of blue tulips.

  • Business meetings

If you are put in the position of taking part in a business meeting or you have to give your boss a gift, it is necessary to prepare a business arrangement . On our website you can find a varied range of birthday bouquets or boxes, which helps you always make the right decision. Choose white tulips, along with other special flowers, such as orchids or hydrangeas. You can also opt for a complex arrangement, containing candies or bottles of fine drinks.

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Therefore, tulips are the perfect flowers through which to express strong feelings of admiration, love, respect or even regret. It is important to always choose the right type of tulip, depending on the context or the event. Also, take into account the relationship you have with the person who is going to receive the bouquet.

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