Tulips are one of the prettiest flowers in the world. They are found in a variety of colors like red, pink, purple, yellow, white, green, etc. These beautiful flowers are mostly found in the continents of Europe, Africa; and in some parts of China. Interestingly, tulips originally belonged to Persia and Turkey and from here, they were brought to Europe in the 16th century. You must be aware that there are certain meanings and symbolism associated with most of the flowers known to man. For e.g., the red rose is eternally known for love, romance, commitment, etc. Similarly, there are several symbolism and meanings associated with tulips. Let us take a look at it in detail.
Red Tulip Flower Meaning and Symbolism
As mentioned above, tulips are found in different colors and there are different meaning associated with each color of tulip. For e.g. the white tulip stands for purity and innocence. Forgiveness is also one of the meanings of a white tulip. Secondly, the purple tulip stands for royalty. You must be aware that the purple color in any form is always associated with royalty. On the other hand, cheerfulness, brightness, radiance, etc. are some of the yellow tulip meanings. However, one of the most attractive and loved among all different colored tulips is the red tulip.
Similar to the red rose, the red tulips is associated with love. Therefore, red tulips meaning include eternal love, undying love, perfect love, true love, etc. There is a very interesting legend which is perhaps responsible for making red tulip a symbol of love. There was once a youth called Farhad. One day, he saw a beautiful young princess named Shirin. The youth was besotted with her. However, before he could express his love, he received news of her death. In his grief, he killed himself and red tulips grew in the place where drops of his blood fell. According to another version of the legend, youth Farhad was besotted with Shirin; however, she did not reciprocate his love. Therefore, overcome by grief, the youth killed himself and it is assumed that his drops turned into red tulips. Therefore, these flowers are associated with eternal or true love.
Secondly, red tulips also symbolize one's belief in love or irresistible love. Symbolic meaning of red tulips among natives of Netherlands and other parts of Europe is that the person is 'on fire with love'. If you believe in love and wish to express your love and feelings to your beloved saying 'believe me', then you can gift her a red tulip or red tulip bouquet. Specifically, this flower is associated with 11th anniversary and can be the perfect gift for the occasion. A single tulip, a bouquet or even potted red tulip plant is a symbol of long-lasting love, affection and passion.
According to Feng shui, having red tulips at home can bring fame, or increase the person's power to gain fame quickly. These flowers also stand for wealth and it is believed that they bring wealth along with love. On the other hand, red tulip tattoos are also quite popular, usually among females, for its wonderful symbolism. As the red tulip tattoo designs are small and pretty, they can be tattooed on any part of the body.
All in all, we can conclude by saying that meaning and symbolism of red tulips is more or less similar to that of red roses. Both these flowers stand for love and romance. So, if you are about to declare your love to someone, try to be unique and go for red tulips, than the usual red roses. Good luck!