Updated: Jun 17, 2021
Tulips, the world's most planted flower, come in many different colours. Did you know that each colour has a meaning? If you want to "say it with tulips", here's what legend says each colour of tulip signifies:
Red Tulips = declaration of love
A red tulip symbolizes love. Similar to red roses, red tulips are a popular way to show someone you love them. Write a romantic message with the bouquet and you're sure to win over anyone's heart.
Variegated Tulips = beautiful eyes
Do you know someone with beautiful eyes? Let them know they're beautiful with a variegated tulip bouquet. The petals of variegated tulips exhibit different colours, often in patches or streaks.
White Tulips = respect / forgiveness
Show a friend your upmost respect with a bunch of white tulips. They are also the perfect choice if you need to make things good with someone, as a symbol of forgiveness.
Yellow Tulips = friendship / hope
Yellow is the colour of friendship, which makes a bouquet of yellow tulips the perfect just-because gift for a friend. We think of sunshine, brightness and hope when we see yellow, so send cheery thoughts by using yellow tulips as a caring get-well gift.
Purple Tulips = royalty / rebirth
Purple tulips symbolize royalty. It is also the colour associated with rebirth or a new beginning. Give a gift of purple tulips to wish them a great new start.
Pink Tulips = happiness / good wishes
Pink tulips mean affection, caring, and love. They don't show the romantic love of red tulips, but show the recipient you care. Pink tulips are perfect for close friends and family.
Black Tulips = power / strength
This rare colour of tulip signifies power and strength. Black tulips are a great way to recognize someone's promotion or achievement.
Any Colour of Tulip = positivity
How do you choose what colour tulips to give? Give tulips in a mixed bouquet because no matter the colour they all symbolize positivity. There is no wrong choice!