Tulips can be called one of the most quintessential flowers of spring and are often seen in gardens, flowerbeds, fields and even table and flower arrangements. These beautiful flowers are so symbolic of spring that they are one of the most popular flowers that are used for Weddings. Considering its importance, I think due diligence should be given to this beauty. Hence I have put together some facts about Tulips that you probably didn’t know. If you did, Congratulations! You really do know your Tulips!
The symbolism of Tulips
Tulips are known to have a wide variety of meaning. Specially when every different colour symbolizes something entirely different. In general, Tulips are known to symbolize the arrival of spring and along with it love. Some other interesting symbolisms of this beauty could be that red tulips represent True Love while White Tulips say “I’m sorry”. While some Tulips have stood the test of time with what they mean, Yellow Tulips Singapore has evolved from representing hopeless love back in the day to now being associated with sunshine and cheerfulness. The wide range of colours and meanings each flower brings to the table allows this to be used for many different occasions.
Tulips while being known for their bold colours and shape should also be appreciated for one more thing. Its perfect (or almost perfect) symmetry. Take any Tulip flower and you will see that the blooms have 3 petals and 3 sepals, but considering that the petals and sepals are almost the same size, it looks as if a Tulip has 6 petals, which when cut in half 99% of the time should look alike.
As you may know, many flowers such as Calendula, Hibiscus, Pansies, Sage flowers, etc are edible and so are Tulips. Infact, during the world war, people who couldn’t afford food would consume Tulips and Tulip bread. These flowers can also be used to make wine replace Onions! I bet you didn’t know that.
Over 3000 types
Tulips have been divided into 150 different varieties while there are over 3000 genetically cultivated and naturally occurring varieties of flowers all over the world while new types and varieties of these flowers are created. The possible downside to this is that it takes nearly up to 20 years to cultivate these from the beginning stages.
Tulips are one of the most intriguing flowers that have a very rich history with many more fun facts to uncover and find out. So if you found this piece of information insightful I suggest you hop over to your computer and do some research. You never know what sort of interesting information you could find!