Friendship Bulbs: Paint the Town Tulip for the 2019 Canadian Tulip Festival

In celebration the 20th Anniversary of the Beijing-Ottawa Sister Cities agreement, this year’s official Festival tulip also matches our country’s colours, red and yellow, in one glorious flower. With the brave red of our Canadian Maple Leaf, twinned with the bold red field of the Chinese Flag, paired with the golden yellow, this Tulip truly represents a global friendship connection!

The “China-Canada Friendship Tulip” bulbs are available for sale, via the Canadian Tulip Festival while quantities last. Bags of 10 bulbs, with a Canadian Tulip Festival capper, are also available for $10 per bag plus shipping. Packages of 100, 250 or 500 and more are available for $.50 cents per piece. Money raised via the sale of this tulip bulb goes towards funding the Festival’s School Program. Purchase 250 bulbs, and plant a garden in your community or on your property, and if you choose, you can be officially recognized as a host of a ‘Friendship Tulip Garden.’

Paint the Town Tulip provides a unique fundraising opportunity with the sale of tulip bulbs. Take advantage of the popularity of the Tulip, and Ottawa-Gatineau’s love of gardening, and offer the 2019 China-Canada Friendship Tulip Bulb to colleagues, co-workers, family and friends to raise funds for your business, program or cause. Please contact the Festival directly for more information on fundraising opportunities where you get to keep 40% of the sale revenues. Note: All money generated by the Festival via the Paint the Town Tulip campaign goes to support the Canadian Tulip Festival’s various activities including the School Program. 

Five-Foot Tulip Offer 

You’ve seen them around town, you’ve seen them in the market, in front of businesses and embassies… Ever wondered how you can have your OWN iconic 5 Foot Tulip? Simply contact the Festival for more information on this truly unique opportunity to Paint the Town Tulip! Order your China-Canada Friendship Tulip now!

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To place your order, visit or contact Kath Thompson at [email protected] or call 613-567-5757 ext. 227.