The tulip is a perennial, bulbous plant with showy flowers in the genus Tulipa, of which up to 109 species have been described and which belongs to the family  liliaceae.


Tulips are one of the most popular of the spring flowers. They are easily recognizable even though they come in many varieties. There are double flowers, lily-flowering types, fringed petals and ruffly parrot types. A bouquet of tulips represents grace and elegance, but each tulip has its own message.


Tulips originated more than 100 years ago in Turkey and Persia. The name tulip comes from the Persian word for turban. The flower's popularity soared during the 17th century. Pink tulips, in particular, were very popular during the 17th century in Holland and Europe.


Pink tulips can be given or displayed during any occasion. They carry the meaning of perfect happiness and of wishing someone well.


Use pink tulips to exude confidence. They are a good flower to give to someone as encouragement, to wish them success with an endeavour.


Some tulips are larger than others. They are more splendid and showy, which has come to mean that the person who receives them is showy or likes attention.