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Meaning of Pink Tulips

By Kelly Shetsky ; Updated September 21, 2017

Tulips are one of the most popular of the spring flowers. They are easily recognizable even though they come in many varieties. There are double flowers, lily-flowering types, fringed petals and ruffly parrot types. A bouquet of tulips represents grace and elegance, but each tulip has its own message.


Tulips originated more than 100 years ago in Turkey and Persia. The name tulip comes from the Persian word for turban. The flower's popularity soared during the 17th century. Pink tulips, in particular, were very popular during the 17th century in Holland and Europe.


Pink tulips can be given or displayed during any occasion. They carry the meaning of perfect happiness and of wishing someone well.


Pink tulips have a less serious romantic meaning than their red counterpart, so they are perfect for new couples to purchase. Red depicts true love, whereas pink tulips show caring.


Use pink tulips to exude confidence. They are a good flower to give to someone as encouragement, to wish them success with an endeavor.


Some tulips are larger than others. They are more splendid and showy, which has come to mean that the person who receives them is showy or likes attention.


About the Author


Based in New York State, Kelly Shetsky started writing in 1999. She is a broadcast journalist-turned Director of Marketing and Public Relations and has experience researching, writing, producing and reporting. She writes for several websites, specializing in gardening, medical, health and fitness, entertainment and travel. Shetsky has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Marist College.