About: If you didn't know the tulip's centre of diversity is in the Pamir, Hindu Kush, and Tien Shan mountains. A number of species and many hybrid cultivars, like the beautiful yellow bouquet in today's puzzle, are grown in gardens or as potted plants. Cultivation of the tulip began in Persia, probably in the 10th century. Although it is unknown who first brought the tulip to Northwestern Europe, the most widely accepted story is that it was Oghier Ghislain de Busbecq, an ambassador for Emperor Ferdinand I to Suleyman the Magnificent. It is believed the first tulips in the United States were grown near Spring Pond at the Fay Estate in Lynn and Salem, Massachusetts.Tulip flowers come in a wide variety of colors, except pure blue. Puzzle Of The Day On:
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