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World Friendship Tulip Display

May 11-21

The official flower of the World Tulip Society 

In spring 2018, working with the Canadian Tulip Festival’s theme “A World of Tulips,” the National Capital Commission (NCC) will showcase the “World Friendship” tulip.

Thirty thousand (30,000) World Friendship tulips, were planted last fall when the Canadian Tulip Festival hosted the World Tulip Summit in Ottawa. Among the gardens planted then is the World Friendship Tulip Display. Dignitaries from among 27 World Tulip Society member countries together with local school children planted this garden at a special ceremony on October 4, 2017 so that it would bloom during the  Festival.

This tulip, a Triumph Group mid-season tulip, is a soft creamy yellow colour — the symbolic colour of friendship — strong-stemmed and highly resistant to disease. The World Friendship tulip was developed by Professor Marcel Lenard from France in 1988.

The NCC will showcase 30,000 World Friendship tulips, 5,000 of which were gifted by the Canadian Tulip Festival and planted in Commissioners Park last fall for display this spring.

 

GENREKids & Family, Gardening/Flowers, Art, Culture & Heritage
VENUECOMMISSIONERS PARK - The Garden Tulip Experience
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The official flower of the World Tulip Society 

In spring 2018, working with the Canadian Tulip Festival’s theme “A World of Tulips,” the National Capital Commission (NCC) will showcase the “World Friendship” tulip.

Thirty thousand (30,000) World Friendship tulips, were planted last fall when the Canadian Tulip Festival hosted the World Tulip Summit in Ottawa. Among the gardens planted then is the World Friendship Tulip Display. Dignitaries from among 27 World Tulip Society member countries together with local school children planted this garden at a special ceremony on October 4, 2017 so that it would bloom during the  Festival.

This tulip, a Triumph Group mid-season tulip, is a soft creamy yellow colour — the symbolic colour of friendship — strong-stemmed and highly resistant to disease. The World Friendship tulip was developed by Professor Marcel Lenard from France in 1988.

The NCC will showcase 30,000 World Friendship tulips, 5,000 of which were gifted by the Canadian Tulip Festival and planted in Commissioners Park last fall for display this spring.