Home /Culture/ News and FeatureCathay tulip named by Peng Liyuan shines in BeijingUpdated:2015-02-12 11:00CommentsA new strain of tulip, “Cathay”, named by Chinas first lady Peng Liyuan made its debut on Feb 11 at the Beijing Botanical Garden The flower exhibition will run through April 5.[Photo by Wang Zhuangfei/asianewsphoto.com]This purple tulip, from the Netherlands, was named “Cathay” during Pengs visit to the Netherlands last year. Although it is customary in the Netherlands to name new tulips after celebrities, Peng didn’t name the tulip after herself. “Cathay” is the old name for China once used in the Netherlands. In Chinese it translates as “Guo Tai”, meaning “prosperous country”. The “Cathay” tulip has feathery leaf edges, and the petals are dark purple, which is quite rare.Previous Page1 2 3 4 5 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 4 5 Next PagePhotoWorld Press Photo of the Year: 2015 winnersTop 10 box-office countries in 201412 ways to ruin a first date on Valentines DayLanterns usher in Year of the SheepIsland of Cancer in BeijingRelated StoriesBeautiful tulip blossom in Liuzhou city, S ChinaPolish artist inspired by flowersCatch the appeal of Zhang Daqian – an evergreen artistShenzhen Spring Festival flower fair opensChinese bird-and-flower paintings exhibited at UNTagsflower Peng Liyuan tulipMost Popular…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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