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Article: Broken Tulips In The Time Of Tulip Mania

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Broken Tulips In The Time Of Tulip Mania

Broken Tulip Red White Flared Breaking Virus Wakefield

During Tulip Mania, growers were desperate to breed so called 'Broken' Tulips - those with bold and beautiful streaks (as in the featured image). While breaks were eventually found to be caused by a (destructive) virus, growers at the time did not know this, and had an array of wild theories on how to achieve the desired effect - ranging from adding paints or powders to the soil, to mixing in 'elixirs' from street merchants, to cutting two differently colored bulbs in half and attempting to fuse them together. Unsurprisingly, none of them worked! (Image source:

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Do Blue Tulips Exist?

While the Black Tulip gets all the attention as the Holy Grail of the Tulip world, there is another prominent color missing from the Tulip spectrum: no true Blue Tulip has ever existed (although s...

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Do Different Tulip Colors Have Different Meanings?

Today's #TulipFact: Tulips, like many flowers, follow a theme where giving a bouquet can offer a unique and special message that changes depending on the color: Red Tulips are a sign of true l...

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