Tulipmania Art Journal

A collection of remarkable facts about tulips

At the beginning of the 17th century noblewomen in France wore rare tulips on their décolletages instead of jewellery

As surprising as it may sound, before taking over Holland, the tulip gained popularity in France, causing a mini version of the tulip mania there, with extremely high prices paid for rare tulip bulbs already at the beginning of the 17th century. Tulips reached and even exceeded the prices of precious jewels and the blooms were, accordingly, worn by the noblewomen of the time as posies on their décolletages, as the most luxurious pieces of jewellery.

Blue Diamond

There are no blue tulips

With over 3000 different registered varieties, tulips come in almost every imaginable colour tint and combination. By such an incredible chromatic richness, it is curious…
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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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