Pink Tulip - A Guide to Pink Tulips

Pink Tulip

Pink tulips are springs’ quintessential flowers. Lovely in color and spectacular in shape – pink tulips will make the perfect bridal bouquet, the perfect table centerpiece for the most sophisticated banquet and the perfect arrangement to cheer your grandma on her birthday.

Pink Tulip Description

  • Family: Liliaceae
  • Origin: Pink tulips are native to Central Asia as they were first remarked in the mid 16th century, in the Persian Empire. It is however, believed that the word “tulip” comes from the Turkish “turbanin”, referring to the turban shape of the tulip’s bloom.
  • Sun exposure: Pink tulips grow best in full, warm sun.
  • Height: Pink tulips grow from 8 to 28 inches.
  • Soil: Sandy, rich soil is required for pink tulips.
  • Leaves: Pink tulip leaves grow from the base of the flower. They are quite thick and have a bluish-green color.
  • Blooming time: Pink tulips bloom from early April until the end of May.
  • Maintenance: Pink tulip bulbs, after planting, should be kept at about 13 degrees under soil, at least until they root.
  • Propagation method: Pink tulips can be propagated using two methods – through seeds or bulbs.

Pink Tulip Species

There are two categories of pink tulips – species and garden tulips. There are about 100 species of pink tulips and thousands of garden pink tulips. Breeder Tulips, Darwin Tulips, Parrot Tulips, Cottage Tulips, Lily-flowered Tulips, and Early Tulips are the most known types of pink tulips.

Pink Tulip Meaning

Pink tulip stand for caring. They are warm flowers that spread around pure love. Pink tulips are gentle flowers which send out love, innocence and joy.

Pink tulips are the perfect gift for the one you love. By giving them, you show the people in your life you really care about them, that they mean something to you.

Pink Tulips Arrangements

Pink tulips are very elegant when set in arrangements. Used as centerpieces, corsages or set on wedding cakes, pink tulip arrangements are wonderful for any occasion.

Pink tulips go wonderfully with yellow and white tulips or lavender lilacs, set in glass bowls. These combinations are magnificent for a gift, announcing spring rejuvenation. Also, pink tulip arrangements are perfect for classy weddings. They inspire the purity of the bride to be and her beauty, as well.

Pink Tulip Bouquets

If you want to bring a splash of color to a pink tulip bouquet, try mixing them with yellow, orange and red tulips and you will have the most perfect spring bouquet anyone could ask for.

Pink tulips go very well with iris or blue Echevaria. No matter if round, cascade or posey, pink tulip bouquets look astonishing when tied up with a silk white, pale or flashy pink ribbon.

But, if you really want to show your special someone how much you care for them, you should tell your florist to make you a ravishing pink tulip bouquet, mixed with nerine lilies, pink hydrangea, candy roses, light pink spray roses and dark pink spray roses and you will brighten that special someone’s day in an instant.

Pink Tulips in Gardens

If you want to have a colorful flower bed all spring long. pink tulips should be seeded alongside colorful flowers. Remember that pink tulips grow best in full, warm sun so place them wisely.

Drainage is also very important when planting pink tulips - a rich soil will give birth to a healthy bloom. Further more, fertilize pink tulips once or twice a year, as this will help them develop better each year. You should do this in the fall or in early spring.


Pink tulips are quite thirsty when cut. So, make sure they have enough water in the vase. Also, they are very sensitive to temperature so try to place them far away from heat – cool places keep them freshly looking longer.