The purple tulip arrived a week ago and will not leave. I glare at it through a mirror reflection, trying to comprehend how it might have appeared at this time eight days ago. No one warned me I would receive a tulip. Everyone I ask doesn't seem to have an answer on where it came from or why it's here. The bright purple faded a bit within a few hours of appearing. The purple stem now has some red in it. It's too soon to say what this plant is or if it means anything at all.