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Tulip #1

Tulip #1

There are over 150 species of tulips with over 3,000 different varieties.
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Tulip #2

Their flower buds are known for being almost perfectly symmetrical
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Tulip #3

Most tulips sprout a single flower bud, but a few varieties have up to four on a single stem.
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Tulip #4

Tulips are part of the lily family
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Tulip #5

Tulips only bloom for 3-7 days in the spring
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Tulip #6

You can find tulips in almost any color.
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Tulip #7

It is believed that different colored tulips have different meanings. The red flowers symbolize true love while purple represents loyalty.
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Tulip #8

Make a mistake? White tulips mean "I'm sorry."
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Tulip #9

Tulips are also said to signal the arrival of spring
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Tulip #10

Tulips are native to central Asia but didn't really become popular until reaching the Netherlands.
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Tulip #11

Tulip petals are edible and can be used in place of onions in many recipes.
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Tulip #12

Tulips will bend and twist to grow towards light
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Tulip #13

The tulip is usually sweetly scented and depending on the variety it can grow from a few inches to over two feet tall. The flower has a variety of shapes and it comes in most colors although there are no pure blue varieties.
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Tulip #14

Next to Roses and Chrysanthemum, Tulips are the third most popular flowers across the world
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Tulip closeups

by Bill Yetz Photo

A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. Marianne Williamson

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