Meaning of Tulip

What is Tulip:

As tulip we designate a herbaceous plantfrom the Liliaceae family, popular for its flower with six petals, large and globose, bell-shaped, appreciated throughout the world for its beauty and the vivacity of its colors.

The word tulip, as such, is derived from Turkish tülbent, which means ‘turban’. This plant was named this way due to the resemblance of the flower when it is closed with this type of headdress.

Tulips are plants with bulbous roots and smooth stems. They have large, radical and lanceolate leaves. Its flower is born at the top of the stem during spring. The seeds are found in its capsule-shaped fruit. There are more than 150 species of tulips around the world, not counting hybrids.

As such, the tulip It has been cultivated since the 11th century as an ornamental plant in Anatolia, present-day Türkiye. From this region he went to Al-Andalus, a region of Spain that today corresponds to the territory of Andalusia. From there it became popular due to its beauty, and its cultivation spread throughout Europe.

At the moment, The tulip is cultivated all over the worldespecially in France, Holland and Japan, and commercially exploited as a garden plant, due to the beauty and diversity of colors of its flowers, which can range from red, to pink, through yellow, white, blue, purple, orange, fuchsia, among others.

Today this flower is considered a symbol of Holland. Likewise, countries like Iran or Türkiye consider it a national symbol.