Black and Red Tulips
Tulip, or Tulipa Liliaceae a genus of plants comprising of many species below only main tulip species are listed. Tulips are often associated with the Netherlands, but the commercial cultivation of the flower began in the Ottoman Empire. These flowers in the middle of the seventeenth century became the object of a trade for which there is no parallel, and their price rose beyond the precious metals. Many authors have given an account of this trade, some of whom have misrepresented it. One author called it the Tulipomania at which people laugh, because they believe that the beauty and rarity of the flowers induced florists to give such extravagant prices.
Tulip Species :
Commonly known as Garden tulip a native of Cappadocia. It further divided into two sorts, termed the early, or dwarf spring tulips, which blow in the beginning of spring; and the late flowering tulips, that appear about the latter part of April, or in May and June. Both sorts comprehend numerous varieties, such as black, golden, yellow, purple-violet, rose, vermilion, etc. from their respective colours. They are highly valued by the curious in horticulture, and sold by florists for a very good price per root, according to their rarity, or the degree of estimation in which they are held.
Its is also known as Lady Tulip, Lady Jane It grows to a height of 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm). Its flower has white petals brushed with red on the outside. The inside is pure white. Flowers open wide and flat in the sun. Lady Jane is one of the most graceful of all tulips. Originally from Iran and Afghanistan.
The Sweet Tulip or Van Thol Tulip, has short stout stems, acute petals scarlet or gold-coloured, or the two colours combined. It is quite unknown as a wild plant, but its nearest allies are South European.
Turkish Tulip, is a cultivated form of Tulip Bithynica, a native of Asia Minor. The petals of this form are scarlet or yellow, and more lanceolate, and especially more acuminate. the Turkish Tulip is supposed to be the type of a group of large-flowered varieties opening very widely, and very brilliantly coloured scarlet and yellow, with fantastically fringed petal
| Tulip Oculus solis
It is a common European species with flowers scarlet or red having a black spot encircled with yellow at the base of each petal.
It has yellow flowers and its varieties are Celsiana, Gallica and Orphanidea.
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