There are more than 150 species of tulips with more than 3,000 varieties.
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DUBAI – Tulips are one of the most requested flowers in the UAE, according to Marycel Molina Roxas of Dubai-based flower shop Petals by Carmille.
There are more than 150 species of tulips with more than 3,000 varieties. Tulips were once the most expensive flowers, costing ten times more than a man’s average salary in the 1600s.
Today, they are still one of the most sought after flowers, with their buds known for being almost perfectly symmetrical. Part of their rarity is they only bloom for 3 to 7 days in the spring.
You can find them in almost any color. According to Petals by Carmille, different colored tulips have different meanings.
“Tulips generally mean perfect love,” Roxas said. She decodes their meaning by color:
Red: true love
Pink: caring and attachment
White: worthiness or forgiveness
Yellow: hopeless love
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