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What Is the Meaning of Pink Tulips?

Tulips are instantly recognisable with their teacup shaped flowers and tall slender stems. They come in a wide range of colours, each with their own distinctive meaning.

Meaning

While tulips have a general meaning of love, the pink tulip specifically denotes feelings of caring, perfect happiness, or well wishes. Many florists consider this flower choice appropriate for all occasions.

History

Tulips originated in Turkey and Persia, and became popular with Europeans in the 17th Century. Although tulips are now grown throughout the world, people normally refer to them as "Dutch Tulips".

Name Origination

The word "tulip" is actually a Persian word meaning turban.

Varieties

Pink tulips come in a variety of shades and sizes; flower sizes range from 18 inches to 36 inches tall.

Care

Your fresh tulip flowers should last in the vase for about seven to ten days. Only add commercial flower food to extend the life of your blooms. )

Popularity

Only the rose and chrysanthemum are more popular than the tulip.

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About the Author

Daniella Lauren has worked with eHow and various new media sites as a freelance writer since 2009. Her work covers topics in education, business, and home and garden. Daniella holds a Master of Science in elementary education and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Pensacola Christian College.