Schaaf Floral

Schaaf Floral

Posted by Bud Dauphin on March 24, 2015 Tulips

Tidbits on Tulips

shutterstock_248293039Are you sick of winter? We sure are. We love our community, but let’s face it. When you live in Minnesota, the winters are inescapable. Sometimes it just feels like there is no end in sight. Thankfully, Schaaf Floral is ready to rescue you! No flower is as synonymous with early spring as the tulip. We have you covered with a large selection of cut tulips.

Interesting Tulip Tidbits

Tulips originated in Hungary. After Suleman I’s conquests, Hungary became part of the Ottoman Empire, and that is the likely explanation as to how tulips got to Turkey in the first place. There, it became a popular spring flower, and a symbol of fertility and life. Somehow, the flower made its way to Europe, appearing in Antwerp in 1562. From there, it traveled to The Netherlands, where it first appeared in 1593, most likely because Carolus Clusius, an Austrian botanist, planted it in the Leden Botanical Garden. Over the years, The Netherlands developed a reputation as one of the dominating producers and exporters of tulip bulbs and cut tulips for the floral and garden center industries.

There are over 4,000 tulip varieties belonging to roughly 100 species. The average height of a tulip ranges from between 4-and-28-inches. Every tulip has six petals.

Minneapolis has the ideal conditions for growing tulips because of our cold and snowy winters. If you want to plant tulips, be sure to do it in the fall, allowing at least eight weeks for roots to develop before the first hard freeze.

During World War II, food shortages forced Dutch families to eat tulip flowers, despite their unpleasant taste. However, you can make a tasty white wine using tulips. If you discover that you don’t have an onion and you’re in the midst of cooking something that really needs onion, use a tulip bulb. After all, tulips and onions are both members of the lily family.

Our Cut Tulips to Cheer You Up

If you want to cheer someone up, show him or her how much you care, or even brighten your own home or office on a particularly dreary day, then Sunny Side Up is the perfect answer. We aren’t suggesting you think about bringing that special friend a cooked egg. We’re talking about a bunch of 20 bright yellow tulips in a clear glass vase. For a special accent, we tie a decorative yellow ribbon around the vase.

Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Up

Capture the essence of spring and spread it out throughout your home. Our arrangement of 20 Multicolored Tulips is the ideal way to create an indoor spring garden.

Multi Colored Tulips

Multi Colored Tulips