Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name

Genus: Tulipa

Specie: T. hybrida


English Name:

tulipa, tulipant

Common Name


Botanical Family

Name in Latin: Liliaceae

Name in English: Lily

The Plant

Origin: Indigenous to Africa , Asia, and Europe.

Growth Habit: perennials that grow from bulbs

Flower: usually bloom on scapes or subscaposestems that lack bracts. Most stems produce a single flower but a few, multiple. It has three petals and three sepals (tepals, if identical)

Blooming Period: spring. Available Vancouver September to May

Leaf: usually 2 to 6 leaves, Strap-shaped, waxy coating, alternately arranged on the stem.


spring bouquets, arrangements , en masse, vegetative and oriental designs

Care and Handling

Lasting Quality: 3-7 days

Amount of water: moderate

Nutrition: nutrition seems to make some leggy

Special handling:

Special feature/remarks:

Tulip festivals are held around the world, including in The Netherlands, Spalding, England. There is also a very popular festival, in Morges, Switzerland. Every spring, there are several tulip festivals in North America, including the Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Skagit Valley, Washington, the Tulip Time Festival in Orange City and Pella, Iowa, and the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa, Canada. Tulips are now also popular in Australia and several festivals are held in September and October, during the Southern Hemisphere's spring. (wiki)