The place of origin of the tulips is in the Himalayan mountains, where they were brought by Turks and cultivated as ornamental plants almost 1000 years ago. The tulips are related to banal onions and lilies are also part of their family. There are over 3000 tulips varieties, most of them red.
Even the black tulip has the red color, a very dark red and is also known as the Queen of the night. Another tulip category is wild tulips, it contains about 150 species, they are not grown for gardens. Being wild, they grow up all the time, forming a tulip carpet in a few years. Typical height is minuscule, from 5 cm to 25 cm. Some are scented.