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Tulip

Tulipa

Description:

A perennial bulb that gave rise to the modern market system.

Notes:

Between 1634 and 1637, the early enthusiasm for the new flowers triggered a speculative frenzy now known as the tulip mania. Tulips would become so expensive that they were treated as a form of currency. People began to start buying shares on the next years crop of tulips; gambling there money on a flower, many became millionaires, and others bankrupt.

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9 Comments

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

Thank you, I saw the primula spotting.

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

Wooow 30 years is pretty old.

DaneCole
DaneCole 8 years ago

I transplanted 90% of the plants from my grandmas old place... so that was actually purchased from a garden center maybe 30 years ago, very common thou I don't think there native. Probably from Asia, I will find out and put in next spotting.

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

Thank you, are there other natural colors in primula, other than the hybrid ones.

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

I thought so, though I have never seen them, I have a Primula spotting. So when I saw it I was wondering if they were the same. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/144...

DaneCole
DaneCole 8 years ago

I'll upload some Primula photos next.

DaneCole
DaneCole 8 years ago

Ya it's a Primula

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

Beautiful spotting, and the story is also cool. Do you know what the yellow flowers near the first spotting is.

DaneCole
Spotted by
DaneCole

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on May 15, 2012
Submitted on Jan 6, 2013

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