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How Does A Tulip Defend Itself?

This question was asked on Quora (see the post and our response here).  Cultivated Tulips have limited defenses. They have relatively stiff stems ...
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Don't Mess With Tulips In The Ottoman Empire!

Today's #TulipFact: The Ottoman Empire was so serious about Tulips that the Sultan's Head Gardener, enforcing laws intended to protect the flower...
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Seeds and Offshots! How Tulips Reproduce

Today's #TulipFact: Tulips are capable of reproduction in two ways. The first method, commonly known amongst flowers, is via pollination and seed...
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Remove Tulip Heads As Soon As They Start To Wilt

Today's #TulipFact: In the wild, Tulips begin to produce seeds near the end of their flowering, when the petals begin to wilt. These seeds are gr...
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Were Tulips used as currency during Tulip Mania?

This question was asked on Quora (see the post here), and we couldn't resist diving in! Use of Tulips as currency is actually somewhat misleading...
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Are Tulips Fragrant?

Today's #TulipFact: Tulips are not the first flowers that you would think of as being fragrant, but there certainly are a number of tulips that ...
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Are Broken Tulips Still Grown Today?

Today's #TulipFact: While much of the industry avoids them, some specialist Tulip growers, breeders, and societies still breed Broken Tulips toda...
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Do Different Tulip Colors Have Different Meanings?

Today's #TulipFact: Tulips, like many flowers, follow a theme where giving a bouquet can offer a unique and special message that changes dependi...
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Broken Tulips In The Time Of Tulip Mania

During Tulip Mania, growers were desperate to breed so called 'Broken' Tulips - those with bold and beautiful streaks (as in the featured image)....
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Do Blue Tulips Exist?

While the Black Tulip gets all the attention as the Holy Grail of the Tulip world, there is another prominent color missing from the Tulip spectru...
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Why Are Tulips Common In Dutch Art?

Following their introduction in the late 16th century, the Dutch rapidly became infatuated with Tulips. This resulted in Tulips deeply permeating ...
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What Climate Is Best For Tulips?

Tulips originated in the mountainous high plains of Southwest and Central Asia. As a result, they typically grow best in cool, dry climates with a...