Tulips belong to the genus Tulipa in the lily family (Liliaceae). There are around 100 species and over 3000 different varieties of cultivated Tulips. They grow wild in Central Asia, through Siberia to China. Tulips are one of the most popular spring flowers and one of the most popular flowers worldwide. They come in many varieties of colours and shapes and are great for pots, borders and as cut flowers.
Meaning: The genus name comes from the Turkish word “tulbend”, meaning “turban” because the shape of the flower is similar to turban.
Symbolism: Tulips, especially red ones, symbolize true, deep and undying love. White Tulips symbolize purity, orange Tulips symbolize energy and passion, while purple Tulips mean royalty.