Tulips actually originated from Turkey and Persia around the 10th century, where it played a significant role in the arts and culture of that era

The Dutch were the main catalyst in the rise of popularity of the tulip in the 17th century, tulip bulbs becoming so valuable they caused “Tulip Mania”, resulting in what some believe as one of the first economic crashes in 1637.

It can take up to 20 years to create a new tulip variety, from the early stages of multiplying to the point of producing enough stock to harvest an amount large enough to begin flower production

Tulips in the 17th century were known to be worth up to 10 times the average workers salary, making them more valuable than some homes