The Dow Jones tulip is red with a yellow edge, and grows in April and May. The tulip is popular in the Netherlands, so you will probably see it quite often. You can easily maintain it yourself and it grows very quickly. The Dow Jones varies in height between 40 and 50 centimetres.
As you may know, many tulips have striking names; and the Dow Jones is one of them. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the oldest stock exchange in the United States. But why has this tulip been named after a stock exchange? No one knows for sure.
A real tulip crisis
The name has probably got something to do with the tulip mania encountered between 1634 and 1937. In 1637, the tulip market collapsed and a real tulip crisis was encountered. There was great demand for tulips, but supply was hard to come by. Tulip bulbs were thus being sold for a lot of money; sometimes a small fortune.
Even though this tulip may be linked to a crisis hundreds of years ago, it is now in ample supply. So be sure to enjoy it in the spring!