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What is the tulip's natural habitat?

 
 
Reply Fri 23 Nov, 2012 01:00 pm
Tulips grow from bulbs and produce colorful cup-shaped flowers in the spring. But I don't know that What is the tulip's natural habitat?
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 23 Nov, 2012 01:04 pm
@samgeorge123,
Although tulips are often associated with the Netherlands, commercial cultivation of the flower began in the Ottoman Empire.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 23 Nov, 2012 04:01 pm
@djjd62,
...and there you have it, folks...
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Reply Fri 23 Nov, 2012 09:36 pm
@samgeorge123,
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What is the tulip's natural habitat?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip

Cultivation

Tulips are indigenous to mountainous areas with temperate climates and need a period of cool dormancy, known as vernalization. They thrive in climates with long, cool springs and dry summers. Although perennials, tulip bulbs are often imported to warm-winter areas of the world from cold-winter areas, and are planted in the fall to be treated as annuals.

Tulip bulbs are typically planted around late summer and fall, in well-drained soils, normally from 4 inches (10 cm) to 8 inches (20 cm) deep, depending on the type planted. In parts of the world that do not have long cool springs and dry summers, the bulbs are often planted up to 12 inches (30 cm) deep. This provides some insulation from the heat of summer, and tends to encourage the plants to regenerate one large, floriferous bulb each year, instead of many smaller, non-blooming ones. This can extend the life of a tulip plant in warmer-winter areas by a few years, but it does not stave off degradation in bulb size and the eventual death of the plant due to the lack of vernalization.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/41/A_tulipa_inside.jpg/220px-A_tulipa_inside.jpg
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Reply Sat 24 Nov, 2012 06:25 am
@laughoutlood,
Tulips were native to North Africa , the LEvant, an all acros the "Stans".
As a wild uncultivated flower it came in typically 3 hues, white, yellow and red.
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