At the present day tulips of all kinds are much more extensively grown than at any previous period.
Tulips were introduced into the Low Countries in the 16th century from Constantinople and the Levant.
Tulips are readily raised from seeds, and the seedlings when they first flower (after about 7 years cultivation) are of one colour - that is, they are self-coloured.
His eyes seemed to swirl, around and around, changing from the color of her mother's tulips to a color almost as dark as the night.
Market-gardening, especially horticulture, is extensively practised in the vicinity, so that Haarlem is the seat of a large trade in Dutch bulbs, especially hyacinths, tulips, fritillaries, spiraeas and japonicas.