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.
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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…”.