12 Facts About Tulip


Tulip flowers come in a wide variety of colours, except pure blue, and have absent nectaries.

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Tulip flowers are generally bereft of scent and are the coolest of floral characters.

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Tulip bulbs imported to warm-winter areas are often planted in autumn to be treated as annuals.

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Tulip bulbs had become so expensive that they were treated as a form of currency, or rather, as futures, forcing the Dutch government to introduce trading restrictions on the bulbs.

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Tulip bulbs are typically planted around late summer and fall, in well-drained soils.

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Tulip was a topic for Persian poets from the thirteenth century.

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Tulip is the national symbol for martyrdom in Iran, and has been used on postage stamps and coins.

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Tulip became a symbol of protest against the Iranian government after the presidential election in June 2009, when millions turned out on the streets to protest the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Black Tulip is an historical romance by Alexandre Dumas, pere.

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Tulip occurs on a number of the Major Arcana cards of occultist Oswald Wirth's deck of Tarot cards, specifically the Magician, Emperor, Temperance and the Fool, described in his 1927 work Le Tarot, des Imagiers du Moyen Age.

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Tulip festivals are held around the world, for example in the Netherlands and Spalding, England.

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Tulip bulbs look similar to onions, but should not generally be considered food.

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