All You Need to Know about Tulips

| Wendy Han

Tulips are a cult favourite amongst flower lovers of all sorts. Rather than just admiring their aesthetics, why not find out more about the meaning behind its name and what they mean?

Knowledge is power. Luckily for you, we have penned all you need to know about this gorgeous flower below! 

Meaning behind the Name

Look closely at the tulip; do you think it resembles a turban?

The resemblance isn't coincidental. In fact, the tulip got its name from the Persian word for turban because of its similarities.

This gorgeous flower has its roots in Central Asia.

What Tulips Represent

You can find tulips in various arrangements: from small hand bouquets, grand opening flower stands and table centrepieces. And it's not just because they are aesthetically pleasing, but the flower has a couple of crucial meanings as well. Here are 3 of them:

1. Deep Love

Roses aside, there are plenty of other flowers that represent love; tulips are one of them.

Whether it is romantic love or familial love, tulips are a versatile flower representing this deep feeling.

Turkish and Persian legends have it that tulips bloomed from the blood of two lovers, Farhad and Shirin. Shirin was murdered while Farhad, anguished, rides his horse to a cliff where a red tulip blooms as his blood drips onto the ground.

2. Hope 

Flowers have a natural way of bringing cheer to anyone's day. Yellow tulips, in particular, represent hope, prosperity and a light at the end of the tunnel. Victorians regarded yellow tulips as a way of telling someone, "there's sunshine in your smile"

3. Care & Concern

When one feels hopeless, a pink tulip energises him. It also reminds him that there are people around that care who are his pillar of support. They make excellent gifts for individuals who are about to embark on a new venture in life.

To Whom Should You Send Tulips To?

What separates an exquisite gift from a thoughtless one is the thought process and effort behind putting it together. We've narrowed down four personas that are sure to be impressed by a bouquet of tulips.

A. Mothers

Mothers have it tough. They work hard to care for the family and support her husband and children in any way. In doing so, they have little to no time for themselves.

A bouquet of tulips reminds her that her family, too, has her back. It shows that you appreciate her and all that she does for the family. 

B. A Friend Going Through a Rough Patch

Everyone goes through hardships in work, school, family and just life in general. It's always darkest before the dawn, but a simple tulips gift can remind a tired friend that there is hope and he should never give up.

C. Mentors

Bosses, supervisors and seniors at work deserve to be appreciated too! Instead of going with the usual coffee mug, pen or notebook, make your gift extra special and attractive by giving them a bunch of tulips instead. It shows that you have deep admiration for them. 

D. Yourself

Feel down because of a bad breakup or going through a tough situation at work? Why not give yourself some tender loving care and get some tulips for yourself?

Believe it or not, the act of filling your home with gorgeous blooms can be therapeutic, especially if you take the time and effort to care for them. Finally, surrounding yourself with captivating flowers from local florists serve as an important reminder that there is goodness in life even in spite of the hardships we face.

Need some help choosing your tulips? Get in touch with the Floristique team today.

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