Tulips are spring blooming bulbs with a long history of cultivation, as well as a notorious history in commerce.
Tulips grow from bulbs, each bulb producing a single shoot with alternate, straplike leaves and a single flower. The plant dies back shortly after flowering in mid-spring.
Tulips require a well drained soil, and can suffer from over-irrigation in the summer.
Tulips are grown for spring color and as cut flowers.
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