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Flower Glossary: Tulip

by Grace Bonney

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Additional Information about the Tulip:

  • Full Name: Tulipa
  • Growing details: Tulips bloom in the spring and do best in areas with dry summers and cold winters. Bulbs should be planted in the fall, before the first frost. More details on growing here.
  • Varieties: There are countless varieties of Tulips, but the most common we see in arrangements today are a standard, parrot, double bloom and fringed tulip. Here are more photographs of types you can consider for growing or including in arrangements.
  • Size: The average tulip plant can range from 4 to 27 inches in height.
  • Cost Tulip bulbs range from $5- $7 a piece, depending on type. At one point in history, tulips cost more than a house! Read here for the full story on the tulip mania and crash of the mid 17th century.

Photograph by Maxwell Tielman

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