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Article: Are Tulips Fragrant?

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Are Tulips Fragrant?

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Today's #TulipFact: Tulips are not the first flowers that you would think of as being fragrant, but there certainly are a number of tulips that are sweet-smelling: an extra reason to plant them in your garden!

In particular, the following species are known for their fragrance: 

  • Tulipa turkestanica (creamy white), Tulipa tarda (yellow with white), Tulipa urumiensis (yellow) and Tulipa whittallii (bronze orange) have a refined, spicy scent. 
  • Monte Carlo (yellow) flowers at the beginning of April and has a honey scent.
  • Prinses Irene (orange) and Yokohama (yellow) also flower in early April and have a spicy scent.
  • Ad Rem (orange), Apeldoorn (red), and Golden Apeldoorn (yellow) flower later in April and have a sweet, heavy scent.
  • Angélique (creamy white with pink) flowers in May and has a subtle, fresh and sweet scent.
  • Orange Princess (orange), also flowering in May, has a honey scent.

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Are Broken Tulips Still Grown Today?

Today's #TulipFact: While much of the industry avoids them, some specialist Tulip growers, breeders, and societies still breed Broken Tulips today. They find their beautiful streaks & flares ...

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Were Tulips used as currency during Tulip Mania?

This question was asked on Quora (see the post here), and we couldn't resist diving in! Use of Tulips as currency is actually somewhat misleading for a few reasons. For one, there are a lot of hi...

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