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What Do Yellow Tulips Mean?

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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.


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According to, 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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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

Care Instructions For Yellow Tulips

After tulips finish blooming and their stems die back, they become dormant. In order to break out of dormancy to begin new growth and produce flowers, tulip bulbs require a chilling period. Storing the bulbs inside a paper bag in a refrigerator with a constant temperature of 40 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit will meet necessary chilling conditions. Avoid placing bulbs near fruits and vegetables because the exposure to ethylene gas will cause damage. Tulips grow best when planted in the fall or winter, once the soil temperature drops to 60 degrees Fahrenheit or lower at a depth of 6 inches. If additional supplemental watering occurs during this period, the bulbs may rot from too much moisture. Resume watering once foliage appears in the spring, but only water during periods of little to no rainfall.

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