Tulip Care & Handling

Here are some helpful instructions to enjoy your beautiful tulips to the fullest:

  • Fill a clean vase with fresh cool tap water and add floral food preservative according to the package directions.
  • Trim the ends of the tulip stems at least one inch off the bottom, while they are still in the sleeve, and immediately place in the vase.
  • Leave tulips in the sleeve for four hours to prevent their natural tendency to curve as they seek light.
  • Remove sleeve from tulips.
  • Keep the arrangement in a cool location, away from direct sunlight or drafts.
  • Tulips are ethylene sensitive, making them open and age faster so be sure to
    avoid displaying them near fruits or vegetables.
  • Change the water and recut stems every 2-3 days.

Tulips are the only flower
that will continue to grow
long after they've been cut

Tulip Fun Facts

Tulips open with daylight and close in the evening. They also continue to grow taller and shift position as they naturally bend towards the light.

French tulips are the largest tulips in the world, featuring big, beautiful flowers atop tall, sturdy stems.

Unique Parrot tulips feature blooms that are curled, twisted, streaked and frilled, resembling the "Rembrandt" tulips pictured in the legendary painter's masterpieces.

During "Tulip Mania" in the 16th century, tulips were so popular in Western Europe they were considered to be worth ten times the annual income of a skilled craftsman.

Many cultures consider the tulip to be the symbol of "perfect love." It's said the ancient Turks used the tulip to brew a love potion.

Tulips symbolize perfect love, and represent the essence of springtime cheer