Mesmerizing 'Ice Cream Tulips' Are a Thing and Are Giving People Cravings | 22 Words

A new flower has gone viral, and it's making everyone hungry...

These "ice cream" tulips are the latest flower to catch the eye of budding plant enthusiasts, and once you see the pictures you'll understand why.

For all of those passionate gardeners out there...

Owning and taking care of plants is one of life's many joys.

It takes a lot of commitment...

But there's nothing quite like a house or a garden full of beautiful plants!

There are plenty of gorgeous plants out there in the wild too...

Which makes us appreciate Mother Nature even more.

The variety of plants out there is endless...

As is the number of unusual plants.

Take, for example, the baseball plant...

We can see very clearly where this unusual looking plant gets its name from! These strange things can be found in South Africa and even though they thrive better out in the wild, many enjoy displaying them in their gardens and homes.

This plant is often referred to as "The Corpse Plant"...

Looking like something out of a sci-fi movie, this plant stands taller than a fully grown man and gives off an odor many would describe as similar to rotting flesh. Thankfully, this smelly old thing is local to Indonesia so us folk here in America don't have to worry about one sprouting in the backyard.

Moving on from the rotting flesh...

The stunning Dragon Blood Tree isn't exactly a suitable houseplant, but they look stunning in their natural habitat in Yemen.

The Sensitive Plant is a beautiful addition to any backyard...

And about the name? Well, they get their name from their shy nature. Reach out and touch one, or even just blow on it, and its leaves will close up as if startled or protecting themselves.

It's time to forget about the Venus Fly Trap...

The Flypaper Plant captures anything that lands on it with its sticky exterior... and they're beautifully colorful too!

But out of all of these strange and exotic plants...

One variety of flower has been trending recently for all of the right reasons.

Introducing...

The "ice cream" tulip... looking way to delicious to be real.

And yes, that's it's actual name.

They are one of the most beautiful varieties of tulips.

And it's not hard to see how they got their name...

These tulips are easily recognizable with their light pink leaves and distinct white “ice cream scoop" on top.

These flowers thrive in spring, but sadly due to lockdown, people are missing this incredible sight.

While a normal tulip has six petals, ice cream tulips have at least twice the amount, which is what makes them so well-loved.

Unsurprisingly these tulips are quite rare to find.

Some grow as tall as 16 inches and the prime time to see them bloom is late April and early May.

Due to their rarety, some countries even have festivals celebrating the "world's most beautiful flower."

Luckily, you can spot them right here in America!

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival...

Inviting visitors to take a scenic drive through the valley and experience the art of the Tulip Festival.

But it's also celebrated all over the world.

It's a tradition held in many countries all over the world and has become an essential announcement that spring has finally come. Keep scrolling to take a look at the "jungle boy" who has so many plants, it takes him hours to water them all...