Tulips and lilies are among the most loved flowers of this world. They are presented to various people to mark various occasion or festival. There are many flower shops in Dubai and you can choose your favorite one to be gifted to people you love.
- Do you know that you can even cook with tulips? Like many other flowers, tulips are also edible. In fact, during World War II, tulips and tulip breads were often eaten by those who couldn’t afford other foods. The flowers can be used to replace onions in many recipes and are even used to make wine.
- The Netherlands are the largest producer and exporter of tulips worldwide, growing and exporting nearly three billion tulip bulbs each year. At one point in Holland’s history, tulips were its fourth biggest export, behind cheese, gin and herring.
- Tulips’ shapes are what originally gave them their name. The name originated from the Persian word “delband,” meaning turban.
- During the 1600s when tulips were extremely valuable they caused what’s now known as “Tulip Mania.” People in the Netherlands traded tulips for their value, and the flowers actually ended up causing what some say is the first economic crash, likely due to the bubonic plague.
- The beautiful flowers are actually related to another popular spring flower: the lily. Tulips are a part of the Liliaceae family, which also contains lilies, onions, garlic and asparagus.
- Tulips are known for their bright and sunny colors, and they have actually been cultivated in every color except for classic blue. One of the most interesting colors of a tulip variety is the deep purple of the Queen of the Night tulip.
Lilies are also available in various colors, shapes, and sizes. There are many kinds of flowers which have been called “Lilies” but many of these so-called Lilies such as the day-lily, water-lily, and arum-lily, actually belong to other groups of flowering plants. Here lies some of the fun facts about lilies.
- A Victorian Flower Dictionary reveals that people of that era would often wear them in their hair or pinned to evening gowns, and that young girls would pose with lilies in photographs.
- Egyptians were among the first to use lilies in cosmetics and included lily extract in their scented oils and ointments.
- These flowers are poisonous apart from being pretty. So, keep them away from you’re your kids.
- Lilies have a huge family and it is 108 to be exact.
- This significance of lilies dates back to the Egyptian empire, and endured through medieval times. In the Victorian era, lilies earned the meaning “majesty,” due to their lovely shape and long-time association with the Virgin Mary.
You would get these flowers in Dubai to surprise your loved ones on their special days.