A new year, a new beginning. The tulip is ideal for welcoming in the new year with its brilliant colours and varied appearance.

The flower of the month for January...the tulip.

The flower of the month for January…the tulip.

If you gave someone a tulip in the sixteenth century, you were giving them a fortune.  In those days the flower was incredibly popular and a speculative trade in tulip bulbs developed. You could buy a whole canalside house in Amsterdam for the price of one tulip bulb in those days. A nice bunch of tulips now costs just a few euro, but the symbolism has gained in value.

 

The flower of the month for January...the tulip.

The flower of the month for January…the tulip.

The ever-cheerful tulip comes in white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, green or with multicoloured petals. The tulip’s shapes are also a feast for the eye. You can get them with a single or double row of petals, whilst there are also eye-catching fringed and parrot tulips with serrated petals, and there’s the playful lily-flowered tulip.  See our tulips and other spring flowers in the shop!