Tuesday, January 11, 2011
History of Tulips
At first tulips grow wild in Central Asia and West Asia. Turkish Ottoman Empire was drawn to the beauty and perfection of tulips and tulips began to grow since 1000. Tulip motifs have long been widely used in ornamental art of Persian and Turkish. European name given to tulips originated from Persian to turban (Persian: دلبنت, dulband) because when the tulips bloom yet fully shape looks like a turban.
The types of tulips that have been known since ancient times has the stripes motif, "brush strokes," or "flares" or have other colors on certain parts of petals, while the types of newer have a pattern of different colors on petals. The touch of another color on the basic color of tulips caused pigment changes at the top and bottom of the flower.
Mosaic virus infection brought a kind of insect infestation causes a rare type of tulip with beautiful motifs such as a brush stroke of the hunted when the fever of the Dutch Tulip mania of interest. Tulip mosaic virus causes plants to suffer and die slowly, although the interest generated to be very beautiful. Today, the mosaic virus can be said to have almost disappeared from the fields of tulips.
In the Ottoman Empire and the Netherlands, the high demand for tulips that are not balanced enough supplies cause a phenomenon called Tulip mania. Games tulip prices by speculators are also to be one cause of economic decline of the Ottoman Empire.
Netherlands each year to send flowers tulips to be planted in the city of Ottawa as a thank you to Canada which freed the Netherlands from Nazi Germany and during the occupation period generously provided shelter Queen Juliana who was then still a crown princess.