Tulip Meaning

Tulip Meaning

If there is a flower that I like is the tulip, who does not like red tulips ? I remember being surprised by the huge fields of multicolored tulips in Holland, although I also enjoy those tulips that live alone in a vase.

The tulips are exquisite but also difficult to grow plants. The art of growing tulips has become a task limited to just a few experts and that is why it is even feared that the tradition is lost in some parts of the world, where the heirs of the traditional families dedicated to its cultivation choose other professions.

tulip meaning

One flower, many colors

Tulips had their heyday several centuries ago, when tulipomania emerged and tulips were sold at ridiculous prices , but even today they are very special flowers, a gift always pleasant for those who like flowers. Even though the time in which tulips were a symbol of prosperity is far away, it is still a flower much appreciated for its beauty and color.

There are tulips of different colors and each one of them has a special meaning so if you think giving tulips remember to know to which refers each tonality.

White tulip meaning

As with roses, white tulips are associated with purity and peace . It is also the color of kindness and love so a bouquet of white tulips can be perfect for a bride. If you want to ask for forgiveness or you are looking for a symbol of peace, buy white tulips.

There are above all two varieties with which you can surprise that loved one: the Darwin variety and the Parrot. Both are quite cheap, having a price of about four dollars per bag with three bulbs . The best time to buy them is at the beginning of autumn, which is when they have to be planted to flower in spring.

Red tulip meaning

If we continue analyzing the meaning of the colors of the tulips , we find that there are varieties of an intense red. These are very chosen because they are bright and colorful and, in addition, are associated with passion. It is the perfect bouquet for the beginnings of a relationship because these tulips also symbolize love and fire so they gather everything necessary to express the commitment of a couple but with the advantage that they are synonymous with eternal love.

The variety Darwin is, by far, the best known and, therefore, the most popular. With a price of two dollars per bulb, getting red tulips is simple and cheap.


Yellow tulip meaning

A warm color like yellow makes tulips sincere and transparent, friendly and ideal to give to the people we love. Yellow tulips express joy and happiness while being associated with friendship. They are very versatile tulips because they can be given as much to a faithful friend as to a love when what is sought is to generate trust and express care. Associated with sun and life, yellow also expresses good spirits and that is why it is a very chosen flower when it comes to giving encouragement to a loved one. So you know, do not hesitate to give this flower to whoever you love the most.

Varieties of yellow tulips are several: Darwin, precocious, late, double … There are even some that have reddish-orange stripes that make these flowers one of the most wonderful. All of them have a price that ranges between 6 and 10 dollars a pack of 10 bulbs .

Black tulip meaning

Black has always been associated with death, negativism, mourning, depression … in short, with everything bad that can happen to a human being. However, it is also the color of mystery and infinity . The tulip that has its black petals can serve to attract the attention of someone.

The most recommended variety is Darwin. Found in nurseries and also online. For our European readers, it is even easier to find. There you have three units pack that are priced at 1.65 euros . Acquire them in the autumn and you will be able to contemplate the beauty of these magnificent flowers towards the beginning / middle of spring.

Blue tulips

Although they are flowers that are not found in nature, but are created by humans, we could not leave them excluded from this article. Blue tulips are associated with peace and tranquility . That is why, when we give them to someone, we are making the best possible gift, because they also look good in any event.

To obtain them, you only have to acquire white tulips, cut their flowers, put them in a glass with water and add blue dye . In a very short time you will see that its petals are dyed a beautiful blue color.


And with this we finish. Did you know that tulips could have a different meaning depending on the color of their flower?

Don Burke

I am Don Burke, one of the authors at My Garden Guide.  I am a horticulturist that cultivates, grows, and cares for plants, ranging from shrubs and fruits to flowers. I do it in my own garden and in my nursery. I show you how to take care of your garden and how to perform garden landscaping in an easy way, step by step.I am originally from Sydney and I wrote in local magazines. Later on, I have decided, more than two decades ago, to create my own blog. My area of specialization is related to orchid care, succulent care, and the study of the substrate and the soil. Therefore, you will see many articles dedicated to these disciplines. I also provide advice about how to improve the landscape design of your garden.

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