Tulips growing well in AP's Chintapalli - first in south India

The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden and the Mughal Gardens in Srinagar attract lakhs of tourists every year. The exotic flowers there, one of nature's bounties, represent the world's largest cultivation of ornamental plants.

The Netherlands is the largest producer of Tulip flowers. In India, grown so far in Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh, such gardens are now coming up in Chintapalli village under the ASR district of Andhra Pradesh. These are cited as the first such large-scale cultivation in south India.

Belonging to the Liliaceae family and native to central Asia and Türkiye, the tulip also ranks first among the bulbous ornamental plants for its brilliant color and exquisite looks.

Tulips are excellent for cut flowers, beds, and pots. They are grown in the open as well as in protected conditions. These are majorly grown in European countries like the Netherlands and Denmark.

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