Tulip

Single large cup shaped flower at the end of the stem comprising of few tepals (combined petals and sepals). Flowers are typically brightly colored including white, yellow, pink, peach, orange, red, lavender, purple and bi-colors.

Family: Liliaceae
Species: Tulipa gesneriana
Origin: Mediterranean
Symbolizes: Tulips are the symbol of perfect love. But every color also has its own meaning. The symbolism of the most popular colors is love for red, royal for purple, mercy for yellow, forgiveness for white and elegance for pink.
Also Known As: Tulipa

Care, Handling & Design

Temperature: 34-38 F (1-3 C)
Humidity: 75-85%
Water: Medium water quality. Avoid softened water.
Vase Life: 5-7 days

What to Look for When Purchasing

To maximize the vase life, look for tulips that are just starting to open. Buds should be closed, but the color of the flower should be evident. Tulip are graded based on uniformity of opening and stem length. The flowers and stems should be clean and free from defects such as flower bud blasting (flowers abort or deformed) or greening of flower buds. Also, stems and blooms should be securely wrapped to avoid flower breaking and bruising. And finally, avoid stems with yellow leaves.

Foam Info

Due to softness of stems, tulips perform better in a vase than in foam. If designing in foam, make sure that you do not move the stems from their original inserted position as it might weaken the stems.

Design Tips

When designing with tulips, don't be surprised if those perfectly arranged tulips aren't in the same place you arranged them. Unlike most other flowers, tulips continue to grow after being cut, sometimes as much as an inch (2.5cm). As their stems reach upwards and their flowers lean towards the light, tulips begin to arch, bend and twist. When designing with tulips, make sure that you pair them with flowers that have similar characteristics and vase life.

Ethylene Sensitivity

Varies. Some cultivars are ethylene sensitive.

Pest & Disease Information

Prone to fungal disease.

Troubleshooting

1. Stem bending: Tulips packed horizontally should be held at 34-38 F (1-3 C) to avoid geotropic bending. Also stems should be maintained in an upright position during handling to prevent stem bending. 2. Excessive stem elongation: Tulip stem continues to elongate after harvest and may often grow out of arrangements. Keep flowers at cool temperatures and use anti-elongation treatments at farm level. 3. Flowers “blow” open too quickly: Likely due to being held at warm temperatures. 4. Yellow leaves: Use anti-yellowing treatments.

Product Usage

For optimal care of Tulip, please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.

BreedersGrowersBouquet OperationsTransportersWholesalersFloristsEvent Planners & DesignersSupermarkets & Club StoresEcommerce & DropshippersFlower Enthusiasts
Clean & Disinfect
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.C.D.® Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner
FloraLife® D.L.D. Cleaner 
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner
FloraLife® Floral Cleaner 
FloraLife® Cleaner
FloraLife® Cleaner  
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus
FloraLife® Cleaner Plus   
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant
FloraLife® MicroBLOC® Greenhouse Disinfectant        
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®
FloraLife® P.A.C. Professional Agriculture Cleaner®        
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner
FloraLife® STRIP-IT® Cleaner        
Hydrate
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100
FloraLife HydraFlor® 100      
FloraLife® Express Clear 100
FloraLife® Express Clear 100       
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Universal 100        
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea
FloraLife® Hydrate Hydrangea          
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100
FloraLife® Hydrate Plus 100        
FloraLife® Quick Dip
FloraLife® Quick Dip    
Treat
EthylBloc™ Tablet
EthylBloc™ Tablet     
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit
EthylBloc™ Truck Kit    
FloraLife® PRG
FloraLife® PRG 
FloraLife® Charger 100
FloraLife® Charger 100        
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard 100        
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100
FloraLife® EthylGuard ULTRA 100        
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100
FloraLife® Calla Lily 100          
FloraLife® Shield ULTRA
FloraLife® Shield ULTRA        
FloraLife® Tulipa 100
FloraLife® Tulipa 100       
Store & Transport
FloraLife® 200
FloraLife® 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200
FloraLife® Clear 200   
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200
FloraLife® Clear ULTRA 200   
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Clear 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Clear Rose 200
FloraLife® Clear Rose 200          
FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®
FloraLife® Express 200 eZ Dose®   
FloraLife® Express Clear 200
FloraLife® Express Clear 200   
FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap
FloraLife® Bouquet Wrap   
Feed
FloraLife Crystal Clear®
FloraLife Crystal Clear®      
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA
FloraLife Crystal Clear® ULTRA      
FloraLife® Clear 300
FloraLife® Clear 300      
FloraLife® Express Universal 300
FloraLife® Express Universal 300      
FloraLife® Express ULTRA 300
FloraLife® Express ULTRA 300      
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300
FloraLife® Floral Foam Food 300      
FloraLife® Flower Food 300
FloraLife® Flower Food 300      
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300      
FloraLife® Special Blend 300
FloraLife® Special Blend 300      
Finish
FloraLife® Clear Crowning Glory
FloraLife® Clear Crowning Glory   
FloraLife® Evergreens Spray
FloraLife® Evergreens Spray          
FloraLife® HydroSpray
FloraLife® HydroSpray    
FloraLife® LeafShine
FloraLife® LeafShine   
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free
FloraLife® LeafShine Silicone Free   
FloraLife® MaxShine
FloraLife® MaxShine    
Dose
FloraLife® Blend Center
FloraLife® Blend Center 
FloraLife® Aquablend Injector
FloraLife® Aquablend Injector 
Customer Care
FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Packets
FloraLife® Express Universal 300 Packets  
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets
FloraLife Crystal Clear® Packets  
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets
FloraLife® Universal 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets
FloraLife® Flower Food 300 Packets  
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300 Packets
FloraLife® Rose Food Clear 300 Packets