This wall art flower print is of the
amazing and flamboyant Parrot tulip. Spectacular and so exotic
with its wavy, deeply frilled petals, it is easy to see how it
got its name. Photographed in April 2020 it is definitely a
star of the Spring garden.
Tulips are native to Central
Asia and the Middle East where they were considered a luxury
and were first introduced into Europe in the 16th century from
Turkey. They were distributed throughout Holland resulting in
a huge demand which eventually caused the tulip market to
crash. They became so popular in paintings and festivals in
the mid-seventeenth century which resulted in the first
economic bubble. Named “tulip mania” the bulbs became so
expensive they were used as money.