Tulips (so different and beautiful).
Tulips (Tulipa) - all your favorite bright spring flowers, amazing beauty and variety of form and color of flowers. As part of this extensive genus belonging to the lily family, there are more than 150 species. The genus name Persian, which means "turban"; tulip flower shape resembles a turban. It is believed that the birthplace of wild tulips is Central Asia, from where they spread to various countries of the world.
Tulip is used in culture for a long time - in XII - XV centuries tulips grown in Asian countries. In Western Europe, tulips appeared in the XVI century and immediately won the love and attention of breeders florist. Active breeding work has created a host of luxury varieties of tulips with different height stems, with a variety of colors and exquisite form of a flower (cup-shaped, cup-shaped, oval, ovoid, spherical, alabaster, stellate, parrot, Peony-).
Tulips have been successfully used for garden decoration, and for cutting in bunches, and for forcing. Low-growing tulips are good at alpine slide and in containers. According to the International Classification of tulips depending on the timing of flowering and structural features of the plant are divided into 15 classes combined into four groups (early-flowering; srednetsvetuschie; pozdnetsvetuschie; wild varieties and derivatives with the predominant features of the form).