Similar to red roses, red tulips are associated with love and passion. Elegant and romantic, the red tulip is the perfect flower to show irresistible love. Red tulips hold a historical significance. A Turkish prince named Farad was love struck by a maiden named Shirin. When he learnt about Shirin s death, he was so overcome with grief that he killed himself by riding his horse over the edge of a cliff. It is believed that the red tulips sprang from each droplets of his blood. Thus red tulips stand for pure love.