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Tulip of the Week: Tulipa Armena (a "Turkey Tulip")

Creator: None (Wild)Registration date: None (Wild)Cultivar Group: Miscellaneous It is Thanksgiving week for our friends in the United States, and ...
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What Are The Origins Of Canada's Tulip Festival?

This week's #TulipFact: The Canadian Tulip Festival traces its origins to World War II. Forced to flee the invaded Netherlands, the Dutch royal fa...
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What Defines The 'Perfect' Tulip?

This week's #TulipFact: It is every grower's dream to one day find a 'Perfect Tulip' in their patch. But what exactly is 'perfect'? As it turns out, definitions have existed over the years, unique to each culture and time period!
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Seeking The Black Tulip

This week's #TulipFact: Growers have sought for centuries to breed a true Black Tulip. While some have been close, the search remains for this "Holy Grail" of the Tulip world.
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Are Tulips Celebrated Beyond The Netherlands?

Today's #TulipFact: Tulips often make people think of the Dutch and of their magnificent Keukenhof Gardens. But they are not the only ones who lov...
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Do Multi-Headed Tulips Exist?

Today's #TulipFact: When most of us think of Tulips, we imagine each bulb producing a single flower atop a stiff stem. But this is not always the ...
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Do Tulips Need A Cold Period To Bloom?

Today's #TulipFact: Tulips have evolved to require an extended period of cold dormancy before they will flower. In hot climates, they can actually...
Semper Augustus Tulip Mania Amsterdam Tulip Museum

What Is The Most Famous Tulip In History?

Today's #TulipFact: The most famous Tulip in history is, without question, the red & white "Semper Augustus" - a 'Broken Tulip' that, during T...
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11 Twitter Handles Every Tulip Fan Should Follow

From beautiful photos to educational posts, we really enjoy Twitter and what it offers. The following eleven handles are our list of must-follows ...
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Is The Tulip Breaking Virus A Death Sentence For Tulips?

Today's #TulipFact: For unknown reasons, some Broken Tulips have had the "best of both worlds", carrying the beautiful breaks and coloring caused ...
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Who Was The Best Flower Painter?

Today's #TulipFact: Rachel Ruysch, later succeeded by Jan Van Huysum, was considered the greatest Tulip and flower painter of the Dutch Golden Ag...
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How Dangerous Is The Tulip Breaking Virus?

Today's #TulipFact: Although undeniably beautiful, Broken Tulips are illegal in the Netherlands due to fears that the 'breaking virus' that causes...