The name of this beloved flower comes from the Persian word "toliban", which means "turban". Indeed, the Tulip is very similar to Eastern headdress.
Homeland Tulip - Persia. This is where the tulips were in Turkey and in the middle of the XVI century were brought to Vienna, where, and began their wide distribution throughout Europe. The highest popularity they received in Holland. Dutch gardeners brought a huge number of varieties.
But only a few could afford to buy expensive Tulip bulbs, the price of which was sometimes reached astronomical heights. For example, for 3 bulbs you can buy a house.
Still in Holland grow a huge number of tulips variety of varieties that are exported to different countries of the world.