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Tulips may have been cultivated in Persia during the 10th century and were considered a symbol of Paradise on Earth. They attained an almost divine status and have been a topic for Persian poets since the 13th century.
In the Netherlands, the tulip represented Life's brevity.
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I'm always happy to see the beautiful, colorful TULIPS signaling the arrival of Spring . Tulips are bulbous plants in the Lily family. There are about 70 wild species of tulips and numerous cultivated varieties.