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What Do Yellow Tulips Mean?

By Daniella Lauren ; Updated July 21, 2017
Yellow tulip.
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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

Yellow tulips are generally associated with
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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 relatively easy to care for in flower gardens.
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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

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

Care

Re-cutt the stems at an angle before placing into cool water.
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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

The tulip is actually not native to the Dutch.
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Although most people refer to them as “Dutch Tulips,” the tulip is actually native to Turkey and Persia.

 

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.