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Tulip origin
The tulip flower originated centuries ago in Turkey, where they were so prominent that they became a symbol for the Turkish empire. They were introduced in Europe in the 16th century, where they were given the name "tulip," which is the Persian word for "turban.".

The tulip was celebrated in Europe, particularly in the Netherlands. In the 17th century, the flower reached such wild popularity that it was used as a form of currency and set off the phenomenon known as "tulip mania." It was a symbol of affluence and renown, and the price of a single bulb soared. However, when the tulip market crashed, it devastated the country's economy, similar to the 1930s stock market crash. Still, the tulip remains a national symbol of the Netherlands today.

Although different colors connote different meanings, all tulips are associated with perfect love, imagination, eternal life, and fame or showiness. The tulip's velvet-like dark center is said to represent a lover's heart, darkened by passion. Their wide array of bright colors is said to inspire the imagination. Because they are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, they are seen as "heralds of spring" and therefore represent rebirth. Their large petals symbolize showiness and fame.

The red tulip's meaning is construed from a Turkish legend, in which the Prince Farhad fell in love with the maiden Shirin. Upon learning of his beloved's death, the prince killed himself, and the legend states that a red tulip shot up from each drop of his blood. Because of this, red tulips in particular symbolize perfect love and passion, as well as a declaration of love.

The meaning of yellow tulips has evolved over time. While they used to represent hopeless, unrequited love, they are now associated with quite the opposite: cheer, hope, joyfulness and sunshine.

White tulips represent heaven, purity and worthiness. Purple tulips signify royalty. Cream colored tulips connote eternal love. Pink tulips are associated with happiness, confidence and affection. Orange tulips, too, mean happiness, as well as energy, desire, warmth and enthusiasm. Variegated tulips, unique in their multi-colored patterns, symbolize beautiful eyes.

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4/16/2018, 11:24 am Link to this post PM MsJudy
 
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Interesting Judy. My tulips are just about to open.

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4/16/2018, 12:00 pm Link to this post PM bonmarjie
 
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 :thanku MsJudy for all that information about the Tulip, interesting read emoticon

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I love [sign in to see URL] wish they would stay in bloom all spring and summer.
Thanks for this information MsJudy.

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4/16/2018, 1:26 pm Link to this post PM PaGoldenGal1945
 
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Thank you MsJudy, I love Tulips.
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 emoticon Msjudy!
I didn't know most of this stuff.
4/16/2018, 5:37 pm Link to this post PM evamae5
 
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Tulips in the garden
Tulips in the park
But the kind of tulips Cookie likes
Are tulips in the dark

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Couldn't resist

I love love tulips, such a beautiful flower
Thanks Judy

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4/16/2018, 7:11 pm Link to this post PM cookie99
 
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Cookie! You naughty girl. LOL. :tongue

I was surprised to see that tulips originated in Turkey. I just knew it was Holland.

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4/17/2018, 7:41 am Link to this post PM MsJudy
 
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 Me too Judy. Loved your little rhyme Cookie emoticon
 It was a very interesting read Judy, again emoticon
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Thank you ladies. Next one coming up today.

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