If you say tulip bulbs, you say the Netherlands. Our country is associated with tulips throughout the world. At the same time, many people know that this Dutch tulip originated in Turkey. But do you know how to plant tulips? When is the best time to buy them? On Fluwel.com you can read more about the background of the tulip, so that you can make the right choice in our web shop.
World famous tulip bulbs
Of all bulbs, the tulip is the best known. Tulip bulbs are widely traded and even play a role in Dutch history. The plant was introduced in the Golden Age in our country. The word "tulip" comes from Turkish, it is derived from tülbend, meaning "turban". The typical shape of the tulip is of course the reason for this name. The ordinary Turkish word for "tulip" is lale.
To us, “tulip” is a normal word, without extra connotation. Not so in Turkish! The word lale had a special appeal, because with a little imagination, its sound resembles the word Allah. In Turkish mosques you will thus find many pictures of tulips. Picturing God is forbidden in Islam, but of course, there is nothing wrong with a tulip. There is even a famous mosque in Istanbul that is called Tulip Mosque!
Tulip bulbs in the Netherlands
In Dutch culture, tulip bulbs have special meaning as well. In the Golden Age, the value of tulip bulbs grew higher and higher. Some of the tulip bulbs that were sold were worth as much as a house. We speak of "tulip mania" nowadays: people were so fond of tulips that the value of the bulbs increased until absurd heights. Of course, this bubble burst. Today, tulips are quite affordable.
Planting tulip bulbs is best done in autumn. When winter is over, they will then grow into beautiful flowers. Do you want to plant tulip bulbs in the spring? If you do it early, before the last frost, there is still a chance that its flowers come out. Yet we advise you to plant tulip bulbs earlier. Do you want to know more? Please feel free to contact us, we will give you advice.
Buy tulip bulbs
Buying tulip bulbs is a lot easier since the advent of Internet. You can order your tulip bulbs in the web shop of Fluwel. They are delivered at the right time to your door, so that you can plant them. Next spring you can enjoy this beautiful flower, with all its magical meanings ... It is as simple as that!