Tulipmania Art Journal

A collection of remarkable facts about tulips

The first tulip growing in Europe was recorded in the city of Augsburg, Germany

Tulipa turcarum, Conrad Gessner.
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

In the spring of 1559, the Swiss botanist Conrad Gesner saw the tulip flowering for the first time, while visiting the garden of the magistrate Johannis Heinrich Herwart in Augsburg, Bavaria, and described it as “flowering with a single beautifully red flower, large, like a red lily…”.

Bigi Brasa

Tulip bulbs are edible

Tulip bulbs have actually never been purposefully regarded as a food item until World War II, when during the winter of 1944-1945, the Netherlands were…
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Strong Love

Tulips are fragrant

While it is true that the majority of tulips are odourless, some of them are blessed with quite a pleasant and sometimes intense fragrance. But…
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“Everything you didn’t know about the tulip”

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Did you know that tulips don’t have petals and can grow from seeds and not only from bulbs? Have you ever heard of the tulip formula, the tulip coin or one single tulip bulb serving as a bride’s dowry? Were you aware that the Peace tulip is actually dedicated to John Lennon and Yoko Ono? All these and many more other curious facts about the tulip will be revealed in all detail in our book.

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