Although the Netherlands is known for its mass-cultivation of tulips, the tulip originates far away from its current commercial centre. The original Holland tulip varieties were simple in form, vividly colored and highly sought after. Carol-us Clusius, a famous botanist, was the first person to cultivate tulips in Holland while in the position of head botanist at the Dutch University in Leiden in the year 1593, according to the John Ford Bell Library.

 The meaning of purple flowers historically alludes to royalty. In Shakespeare's play "Hamlet," Ophelia speaks in her soliloquy about violets, the purple colour of which she relates to nobility.
Brides have used purple tulips in their bouquets—with tulips of complementary colors for their bridesmaids—as purple can signify the concept of love.
 Tulips come in a variety of colours and for the most part, they’re a symbol of a declaration of love. Among the Persian people, the tulip is an offering a young man makes to his beloved. By offering her a tulip, he says, “As the redness of this flower, I am on fire with love.” So it’s no surprise that the red tulip symbolizes love and romance, but there are lots of other colours the tulips bloom in and each one has a different meaning.
 Tulips (tulipa) have been cultivated for centuries. The name tulip comes from the Persian word for turban. Today, tulips are cultivated in a wide range of colours, including various shades of purple. Though the purple tulip represents royalty, purple tulips are available to all classes of people and are a favourite springtime bulb in many countries. Their presence in a bouquet or a garden can symbolize nobility, strength, passion and love.

Purple Tulips- symbolizing royalty (as purple has long been known as a royal colour), this colour is often used for brides bouquets on their big day. Purple also symbolizes rebirth, therefore being the perfect colour  for spring.