The Official Tulip For Canada’s 150th Anniversary

 

Here is the Canada 150 tulip, the official tulip of Canada’s 150th anniversary. More than 300,000 Canada 150 tulips will be blooming across the National Capital Region this spring. The Canada 150 tulip’s elegant white bloom with red flames bears a striking resemblance to our maple leaf flag. The National Capital Commission has partnered with the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Home Hardware for this special tulip bulb, and Communities in Bloom for the selection and distribution of the Canada 150 tulip. The special Canada 150 tulips will bloom in community gardens all across Canada. The public can purchase Canada 150 tulip bulbs at participating Home Hardware stores so they can enjoy the beauty of this special tulip. The first tulip beds in Ottawa were planted in 1945, when the Netherlands sent 100,000 tulip bulbs as a postwar gift of gratitude for the role that Canadian soldiers had played in the liberation of the Netherlands….. Ed

Source:NCC CCN Canada / Photo: W WANG

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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