Tulip: General information

The tulip is native to Turkey, where it grows spontaneously and where it began to be cultivated about 1000 years ago. The term tulip comes from the Greek turban (= turban), perhaps because its shape resembles that of the turban. Always, all the gardens of the East
they are "packed" with tulips and are celebrated in April in Constantinople
the tulip festival. A Turkish legend traces the origin of the flower to the drops of blood poured out of love by a disappointed young lover. The tulip in the oriental world means perfect love. In the West, the tulip bulbs came around 1550, thanks to the Austrian ambassador to Constantinople, who brought back a substantial amount of them from Vienna when he returned from Turkey, where
they could not cultivate them
properly. The European country where the tulips were most successful was undoubtedly Holland; from 1600, in fact, the tulips became much sought after and this brought their price to the stars, so much so that in 1637 the Dutch government had to approve a law that regulated its price.
In the West the meaning of the tulip, in the language of flowers, is that of inconstancy.