If you happen to be wandering the mountainous regions of Turkey in
spring, you may notice small wildflowers that look oddly familiar. The
species tulip originated from this region of the world and in the 1600s
was used by the Dutch to breed the now famous large flowered tulips we
all know and love.
Plant hardiness zones is a USDA system of mapping out average winter minimum temperatures across the country so gardeners can know what perennial flowers, trees, and shrubs most likely will survive in their area.