Which flowers have their own festivals each spring in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, Australia?
Answer: Tulips. Springtime in Australia brings an abundance of flower festivals that draw visitors all over the island nation.
New South Wales kicks off its springtime flower festivals with the Tulip Time Festival. Another popular festival is the Tesselaar Tulip. This celebration of spring is a huge hit each year at a working tulip farm in Victoria, about 40 km east of Melbourne. Queensland hosts two tulip festivals: Hobart’s Royal Tasmanian Botanical gardens flower festival and Wynyard festival, northwest of Launceston. Source: TripSavvy.com
Tulips form a genus of spring-blooming perennial herbaceous bulbiferous geophytes. The flowers are usually large, showy and brightly coloured, generally red, yellow, or white.
Scientific name: Tulipa
Higher classification: Lilioideae
Did you know: Tulips were first cultivated and hybridized by the Turks of the Ottoman Empire. theflowerexpert.com