The tulip stores food in the bulb so that in the winter, the bulb remains alive while the rest of the plant dies.
The tulip was introduced to Amsterdam in 1594. It quickly gained popularity and became a huge industry. This event was known as "Tulip Mania." In the 1700s, a Semper Augustus Tulip was sold for the price of a mansion.
There are black tulips, but they are actually a very dark purple color.
Tulips have different meanings. Red are for love, white are for apologies, and purple are for royalty.