What Do Yellow Tulips Mean?

Overview

Tulips are one of the more popular spring flowers, and are frequently given as gifts. Tulips are available in a wide range colors, each with their own meaning.

Meaning

According to ProFlowers.com, the meaning of yellow tulips has evolved over the years. Originally yellow tulips meant "hopeless love"; however, they are now more commonly associated with thoughts of cheerfulness.

Description

Tulips are one of the more easily recognizable flowers with their large cup-shaped flowers and tall stem. Although they are commonly seen potted, tulips are relatively easy to care for in flower gardens.

Varieties

Yellow tulips range greatly in their color, from bright yellow to an orange yellow. Other varieties have striations of yellow in the flower.

Care

Encourage better water absorption by re-cutting the stems at an angle before placing into cool water. Place cut flowers into water as soon as possible.

Misconceptions

Although most people refer to them as "Dutch Tulips," the tulip is actually native to Turkey and Persia.

References

  • Cua's Custom Floral Design: Meaning of Flowers
  • ProFlowers.com: Meaning of Tulips
  • Flower Garden Bulbs: Yellow Tulips
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Diane Lockridge has been a freelance writer since 2009. Her work includes educational, business and gardening articles for eHow and various new media sites. Lockridge holds a Master of Science in elementary education and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Pensacola Christian College.

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