Tulipmania Art Journal

A collection of remarkable facts about tulips

Tulpeiland – an island in the shape of a tulip adorns the shore of the Wolderwijd lake near the city of Zeewolde, the Netherlands

The construction of the symbolic landmark started in 2014 and its infrastructure is still under development. The structure consists of four islands, the main and largest island is shaped like a tulip calyx, the three other elongated islands form an allegorical stem. The island is observable on the map, as well as from an aerial view as a beautifully blooming lily-flowered tulip.

Tulpeiland

Photo credit Tulpeiland: @beemflights

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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