Welcome to a showy selection of the best of the best from the current season's range. These are the new, rare and hot to trot plants of the season.

Salvia

Salvias are one of the best garden plants around. They grow in a wide range of conditions and flower and flower and flower. Planting a range of Salvias will ensure months of colour for your garden and your vases. There is a huge variety to choose in a range of shapes and sizes. Salvias are low maintenance plants that become dry tolerant as they establish.

Species Liliums

Species Lilies are awesome. Shall we list the reasons why? Ok then arm twisted, here they are: They are easy to plant, just dig a little hole and fill it in. They love the sun but will prosper in part shade. Species Lilies can be left in the ground for years, where they will multiply steadily. The flowers are fantastic for picking. Some have a light fragrance, others none at all, which is great if you have issues with hay fever. Species Lily stems are packed with flowers, some have up to fifty at any one time. Their tall stature is eye catching from any angle of the garden.

Winter Rose Value Collection

A value packed way to fill the shady spots in your garden! Winter Roses are often unsung heroes in the garden. They require virtually no care yet will flower for months through the cold days of winter. The blooms are tops for picking and there is an abundance of them so you can pick and pick and pick all season long!

Winter Rose New and Recent Release

Winter Roses are easily hybridised ... but once you find a winner you then need to breed enough of them for commercial release. Sometimes it is hard to wait! Here are some absolute beauties. Using the best in modern breeding techniques with plants from around the world Winter Roses just keep getting better and better.

Winter Rose Elite Collection

This collection includes some of the best new Winter Rose breeding as well as some terrific, rare species types. Winter Roses offer valuable colour in the cool months, and prosper in the often hard to fill shaded spots of the garden.

Meadow Anemone

You just can’t help falling in love with some plants and Meadow Anemones are amongst those special few. They have wonderful, soft, deeply divided foliage that is so soft it rivals a teddy bear for cuddle factor. The blooms are saturated in colour and are similarly fuzzy which seems to magnify the colour. Up to 12 flowers open on Meadow Anemones at any one time and the show doesn’t stop there – after the petals fall the gorgeous seed heads remain.

Bare rooted Trees

Trees and shrubs add structure or bones to a garden. They provide shade and micro climates within gardens. Bare rooted trees are easy to plant and quick to establish and grow. Winter is the perfect time to get your trees in the ground as it allows the roots time to settle in before the heat of summer. After planting your bare rooted trees ensure you keep them well watered until they establish.

Dierama

Dierama are top evergreen perennials that grow to form neat clumps of arching, grass like foliage. They will settle in after a season and soon be blooming through summer. The stems of pendent bells are gently arched and sway in the slightest breeze, creating movement and beauty from every angle.

Wood Anemones

These darling woodland Anemone plants are absolutely beautiful. They offer abundant blooms and lush foliage. They are well behaved and easy to grow, thriving in dappled shade.

Sumo LA Lilies

The biggest and the best LA Lilies of the season. These bulbs are well developed and ready to flower with up to ten blooms on each stem!

New Oriental Lilies

Lily breeding is largely driven by florists who seek colour and beauty. Here are some of the latest varieties that have also proven to be great in gardens.

Pot Oriental Lilies

These lilies are the perfect size for potting. While the stems may be compact, the flower size, numbers and perfume have not been compromised.

Cascading Cymbidium Orchids

These elegant plants offer a long lasting spectable in pots or hanging baskets. They come with easy to follow care instructions.

Dalmation Foxgloves

Dalmation foxgloves have compact foliage with excellent, uniform branching and will flower from seed in their first year.

On Top Tuberous Begonias

Innovative new Begonias. The foliage is well branched, forming tidy mounds of deep green leaves that are covered in colourful blooms from late spring to frost. They are more heat and sun tolerant than many Beongias and have excellent disease resistance.

Kalanchoe Flaming Katy

Multi petalled hybrids with bright flowers all summer long. Great in pots.

Daylilies

There is no need to worry about too mcuh sun, frosts or a bit of neglect, Daylilies will power through with ease. They are simple and ready to please!

Aquilegia Clementine

The upright flowral stems rise high above the lush, dense foliage, each one packed with delightful, double blooms. The soft, fern like foliage grows to form nice mounds.d

Peruvian Lilies

These valuable garden plants bloom and bloom and bloom! Inca Peruvian lilies are lovely and compact. The flower stems are especially good for picking.

Perennials

Perennials are those fabulous plants you see and just fall in love with. Perennials add colour, structure and form to your garden beds.

There are a range of perennials on offer from evergreen (year round interest), semi evergreen (will remain evergreen in warmer climates, though don’t grow much through winter) and herbaceous (have a rest period during the year, usually winter where they die down to just a crown in dormancy before remerging in spring). Each type has major advantages in your garden beds. They are easy to use and each comes with detailed, easy to apply growing instructions.

Sumo Matisse Oriental Lilies

Trumpet Daffodils

These are traditional daffodils with a little something extra. Fantastic in mass planting and are ever so reliable.

Scilla

Sultans of Spring Tulips

Calla Lilies

Plant a range of colourful Calla Lily blooms for a succession of fabulous flowers through summer. Great in the garden and great for picking! Calla Lilies grow everywhere from Queensland to Tasmania with a similar line along the West Coast. Plant them in full sun to semi shade and keep watered for best results.

Head turners

Old world Lilies

Old World Lilies just ooze charm. They have a real presence in the garden that is hard to surpass. While they might look like delicate beauties they are really tough as old boots – that is how they became heritage varieties after all, they have stuck around and stood the test of time.

Tree Peony

Tree Peonies bring imperial splendour to your garden. They also make a wonderful cut flower. Tree Peonies look exotic and temperamental, and yet they are pretty hardy, and grow well in Cool to Temperate Australian gardens.

Bold Beauty

Divine darlings

Cannova Canna Lilies

Fantastic next generation Canna Lilies! They offer even more flowers and boast the ability to thrive in both cool and tropical climates. Cannova Canna Lilies have an impressive floral show that lasts up to six months.

Trailing Tuberous Begonias

Especially good under eaves, or on patios, these abundant bloomers are simple and rewarding to grow.

Viburnum

Viburnum are hard working, showy shrubs. Viburnum 'Onondarga' has upright structure and pink buds. Viburnum 'Tomentosum' flowers blush pink with age. Viburnum 'Mariesii' has horizontal branching.

Hydrangea

Tiger Liliums

The colourful, spotted petals of Tiger Lilies add an element of playful character to the garden palette. They are easy to grow and care for and bloom in abundance through summer.

Matisse Asiatic Liliums

Real conversation pieces in the garden, these Matisse Asiatics are avant-garde Lilies of distinction. The petals look like a master has painted them. They were so named for the Artist who wrote himself into history by breaking all the laws of colour to create genius.

Recent releases

Tried and Tested

Hardy Shrubs

Mexican Sage

Sutera

Agastache is a steadfast in our garden. We planted one variety ten years ago and our collection continues to grow. They are just so easy and offer so much reward. Agastache come in a great colour range. The blooms open above the foliage and sway beautifully in even the lightest breeze creating lovely movement in the garden.

Raspberries

Currants

Gooseberries

Bramble Berries

Lily love

Best of

Mistral Anemones

These magnificent Mistral Anemones will flowe earlier, have top botrytis resistance and produce prolific blooms with lovely, tall stems that last well in gardens and vases.

New Age Tiger Liliums

New Age Tiger Lilies have all the fabulous old fashioned flavour teamed with state of the art breeding to create better, stronger, more disease resistant varieties. These New Age Tiger Lilies have style in spades.

Plant your New Age Tiger Lilies in a full sun to part shade location. They are best planted in groups of at least three to have an impact. Plant them twice as deep as the bulb is high then water in. From planting they will take around 14 weeks to flower. By planting your Lily bulbs in groups a week or so apart you will extend your flowering show.

Ranunculus Elegance

Cymbidium Orchids

Hardy Heros

Bambino Dahlia

Picotee Tuberous Begonias

Ruffled Tuberous Begonias

Traffic stopping blooms! The flowers are double and full with frilly edges. Fantastic in pots and hanging baskets.

Show offs

Dwarf Mache Ranunculus

Species Gladioli

A Tapestry of Tulips

Pheasants Eye Daffodils

Double Hippeastrum

Double Hippeastrums are the triumphant result of years of intensive hybridising, offering twice the petals of the single varieties. With all the hard work done in the breeding, these bulbs are quite effortless to grow.

Sumo Oriental Lilies

Oriental Sumo Lilies are the biggest and the best Lilium bulbs on offer. You can expect plenty of flowers from the get go. The blooms open on tall, strong stems.

The exotic blooms of the Sumo Oriental Liliums have the strongest fragrance, are the most heat tolerant and the most flamboyant flowers of all the Liliums.

Sumo Oriental Liliums add glamour and fragrance to the garden. They are also tough, withstanding our hot summers.

Plant Sumo Oriental Liliums in a permanent position in the garden, the longer they establish the more flowers they will bear. Ensure you fertilise your Sumo Oriental Liliums well, this will ensure the best blooms. In warmer climates, grow your Oriental Liliums in part shade or morning sun so the flowers last longer.

Create an indulgent display of colour with Oriental Liliums. Gorgeous in the garden and perfect for cut flowers too.

Sumo Asiatic Lilies

Sumo Lilies are the biggest and the best Lilium bulbs on offer. The bulbs are huge, which means you can expect plenty of flowers from the get go. Why are they so big? Because they have been grown by the cut flower industry and once they reach a certain size, they actually have too many flowers! This is not so good in bunches but fantastic in the garden.

Sumo Calla Lilies

We have had a bumper season and these tubers are huge! You will have at least ten flowers from the first year and they will only build from there.

Zygocactus

Zygocactus or Schlumbergera is an epiphytic cactus native to Brazil where they grow on rock crevices and tree boughs and are pollinated by humming birds. They have been in cultivation since the early 1800’s.

Easy to grow and care for plants that are perfect in pots and hanging baskets. Grow them on the patio, under trees or even indoors. The leaves are connected in flat segments, 4-6cm. long. They are bright to mid green.

Zygocactus or Schlumbergera are a hardy choice, with brightly coloured flowers. Each bloom is around 8cm long. The flowers open at the ends of the leaf stems. Ideal flowering conditions are bright, filtered light with short days and long, cool nights (11-13 hours of darkness, including bright artificial light). Buds will drop if the temperatures are too high or the soil too dry.

The leaves will turn yellow if they are getting too much sun. Water to establish, then allow the soil to become dry on top before watering again. Ensure you plant in a good quality, well drained potting mix. Adding a little peat moss for acidity is beneficial. A light application of water soluble fertiliser early spring and late summer is helpful for blooms. Allow pot to become overcrowded before potting on. Keep an eye out for fungal disease and treat with your choice of fungicide.

Ideally pop them outside in a shady spot for summer and bring them indoors when flowering in autumn and winter for a bit of colour. Also known as Crab Cactus.

Hippeastrum

Hippeastrums are extroverts, enjoying the limelight and always receiving compliments for their showy display. Fantastic in pots or planted in the front of the garden where they can be admired and enjoyed. The big, bright trumpet flowers will brighten home and garden. You could plant the bulbs in pots and show them off near the barbecue on the patio or as a centre piece at your next outdoor dinner party - a mobile beauty for summer pleasure. These hardy varieties will flower with little effort producing 1 or 2 stems with up to 4 trumpets each.

Nonstop Mocca Tuberous Begonias

Nonstop Mocca Begonias have dazzling flowers backed up with handsome foliage. The delectable chocolate leaves have soft green veining and grow to form a handsome mound. The fully double blooms are plentiful and grow up to 10cm across.

Bacopa

MegaCopa Bacopa have wonderful trailing stems that are covered in flowers for many months. They look fantastic spilling from pots or hanging baskets. In the garden they are lovely atop a retaining wall, as a ground cover, or along paths and garden bed edges. MegaCopa Bacopa is the most heat tolerant variety available.

Piccadilly Lilies

Piccadilly Lilies were bred for the front of borders, small gardens and containers. Their compact growth is all but smothered in flowers throughout summer. They really are very impressive.

Daffodil Highlights

Daffodils come in all shapes and sizes and with so many to choose from it is good fun to try a few new ones each year. This selection stood out to us in the paddock last season. We were impressed by their vigour and flowering prowess.

Tulip Highlights

These show stealing blooms have all the frills! For variety and glamour tulips are hard to surpass. Their never ending range is a joy to behold and plenty of fun to experiment with. Their dynamic range works well in gardens or pots. Can you ever really have enough?

Diamond Awards

The Tesselaar Diamond Award highlights plants of distinction.

All the plants we offer you are garden worthy, but for the prestigious Tesselaar Diamond Award, we select only those plants that stand out from the crowd. The best of the best.

Our criteria is based on their floriferous nature, their hardiness, their disease resistance, their ease of care, or their sparkle of exceptional beauty.

Diamond Award plants are exceptional, because like diamonds, gardens are forever.

Midikin Ranunculi

A dwarf form of Ranunculus exclusive to Tesselaar. These compact bloomers have fully double petals and uniform colours – they are hand pollinated to ensure they flower true to type. They will bloom for up to six weeks and the flowers are fantastic for picking. Each corm will yield numerous flowers.

Miniature Daffodil

These petite blooms may be small in size but they certainly create a big impact in the garden. Tiny daffodils that replicate their bigger cousins in everything but size, they are just superb. Tough, hardy and easy to grow these daffodils add garden fun and always attract attention. Each bulb produces more than one flower. Ideal in patio pots or woven into your gardens nooks and crannies.

Warm coloured Tulips

These tulips deliver the sizzle in spring. Use a combination of this collection to create a cohesive show, selecting those with similar flowering times to make the most of your display. Warm colours work well in gardens to draw the eye.

Cool coloured Tulips

Cool things down this spring with these tranquil shades. Choose a variety from this collection to create calm, relaxed feel to your garden design. Cool colours are also useful for making small spaces appear larger.

Alliums

Alliums come in a huge range of shapes and sizes. From the impressive floral globes of ‘GlobeMaster’ and ‘Mount Everest’ to the dainty Drumsticks. One thing they all have in common is that they love a sunny, well drained spot. The flowers begin late spring and with a range of species will last into mid summer.

Snow Crocus

As the name suggests these dainty blooms can push through fallen snow to herald the spring. Of course you don’t need the snow to grow these plants, they will thrive in Cool to Mediterranean conditions. They like a bit of frost over the winter and shade in summer to prosper. Snow Crocus look dashing in rockeries, beds and pots.

Species Crocus

These are some of the first spring bulbs to bloom. Species Crocus are wonderfully dainty and oh so pretty. While they look delicate they are actually quite easy to grow. Plant them in pots, or rockeries or towards the front of your garden beds, where they will delight all who see them.

Gorgeous Grape Hyacinths

These wonderfully whimsical, early season blooms are sure to steal your heart. Grape Hyacinths combine beautifully with Crocus, Galanthus and miniature daffodils. They rise early in the season with foliage from as early as July and will flower August to September. These are just the sort of flowers you can imagine fairies dancing through.

Daffodil Delights

Their sunny disposition makes them simple to love, nature makes them simple to grow. These spring essentials bring big rewards for little effort. Daffodils also make great cut flowers, so why not plant a few extras for picking?!

Naturalising Daffodils

Naturalising bulbs means you can plant them once and enjoy them for years – leaving them in the ground to do their own thing and flower reliably each season. Plant them three times their height and water in, that is pretty much it ... better get a cup of tea and relax now!

Fragrant Hyacinths

Grow Hyacinths for their fragrance alone and you will be a happy gardener ... and oh what colours ... it would be a shame not to plant a few! Their compact form means they are ideal for potting and can be easily used in landscaping. Hyacinths are also excellent for picking and their perfume will fill your home.

Delightful Dutch Iris

Part of the next generation of Dutch Iris. This impressive selection of flowers just that little bit better, and having been bred for the cut flower trade are amazing as cut flowers. Tall, elegant and enduring, all gardens can benefit from a Dutch Iris or two.

Species Tulips

Species tulips offer a dazzling range of colours and forms. In the right conditions these robust bulbs will multiply at a steady rate. They are easy to naturalise in well drained soils – this means that you don’t have to lift them each year! Just ensure a bit of shade and not too much water over their dormancy.

Monet Tulip

Monet Tulips are huge! The flower heads are like giant goblets held aloft on strong stems. Their vibrant colour range means there is one to suit any garden. Monet Tulips offer later blooms, strong growth. The flowers have great substance, so last well in gardens and vases.

Delightful Dwarf Iris

Dwarf Iris punch well above their weight for colour and impact. Their early season colour signals an end to winter and a colourful spring ahead. The thin foliage is upright and often begins to emerge just as the flowers are fading, ensuring their glory is unencumbered. Plant Dwarf Iris in pots, gardens or rockeries.

Dwarf Bearded Iris

Dwarf Bearded Iris offer awesome compact colour to bridge the gap between spring and summer. These blooms come out to play just as the tulips are finishing up. Their foliage is upright and evergreen, offering a year round show. Dwarf Bearded Iris flower a little earlier than the standard forms and are just as robust.

Nerine bulbs

The ultimate source of low maintenance autumn/winter colour. Plant a range for a lasting and lovely display. They even thrive in pots.

  • Nerines Bowdenii

    April flowers.

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  • Nerines Sarniensis

    A rare treat.

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  • Nerines Alba

    Easy care.

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Go Wild Perennials

Perennials work well in combination with spring flowering bulbs as they arise jus as the former are fading. They will replace the colour and shade the ground, protecting the bulbs. But it is not all about function, these are absolute beauties that will make your garden sing.

Good Naturalising bulbs

Plant and forget bulbs that will pop up year after year delighting you with their show. These bulbs require little in the way of care and deliver a reliable, colourful show. Plant them in well drained soil in a sunny spot, then make yourself a cup of tea and relax!

Happy Daffodils

Happy go lucky, multi headed, mid sized Daffodils to bring a smile to your dial in spring. The sweet flowers last well and have a lovely perfume. Grow them in gardens or pots and you will be a happy gardener.

Indian Hyacinths

Tall spikes of sensational flowers open late spring to summer. Camassia hail from North America where they grow alongside streams or in moist meadows. So if you have a similar spot in your garden they are sure to impress. They are adaptable to garden soils but will need to be watered if you want them to look their best.

Miscellaneous beauties

It is always fun to try new things in the garden. It keeps us interested and learning. It also inspires conversation and brings joy when they succeed.

Highlights and New Releases of the Limited Edition

Welcome to the highlights of our latest Limited Edition catalogue. One of the best things about gardening is the diversity of plants on offer. What a sensational choice we have! This selection of highlights includes our new releases and our plants of special note. This is a great place to look if you are after something a bit innovative and different to try out in your garden.

Double Oriental Liliums

It is easy to fall in love with these fragrant fancies. Double Oriental Lilies have twice the petals of your average lily, they layer upon each other with ruffle and flair, unfurling gradually to their full glory.

Double Oriental Lilies have a strong, sweet perfume and have the added benefit of little to no stamens, so there is no mess. This also means the blooms will last longer, as they are not focusing on seed production. In gardens or pots they are a winner.

Sonatini Hippeastrums

I’m not sure we can sing the praises of Sonatini Hippeastrums highly enough! They are one of the great bulbs that you can just plant and forget, similar to Nerines and Belladonna Lilies. Sonatini Hippeastrums will grow in cool climates with ease – there is no need to lift them every year, in fact, once planted you will have decades of reliable blooms.

Pixie Asiatic Lilies

Asiatic Pixie Lilies are a new sensation. They make it easy to add splashes of colour to garden beds or pots in summer. Their compact stems are strong and upright, they bear full size blooms to breathtaking effect. They are just as easy to grow and care for, with great reliability.

Matisse Oriental Lilies

These vanguard Lilies make great conversation pieces in the garden! The vibrant petals have splashes and splotches all over creating contrast and texture across the blooms. Wherever you plant them they are sure to turn heads!

Matisse Asiatic Lilies are named for the artist who wrote himself into history by breaking the ‘laws’ of colour to create masterpieces. You can add them to your beds and borders for a little daring in your summer show.

Epimedium Fairy Wings

Epimediums are surprisingly easy to grow and will thrive in those hard to fill shady spots. They are a rare find in Australian gardens, and we think that is a bit of a shame because they are so easy and so pretty.

If you take the time to cut Epimediums back in late winter, the new growth will shine through in spring. This is where the foliage comes to the fore, with fabulous marbling and streaking. A rare get, you should grab them while you can.

Aquilegia Kirigami

An improved form of the legendary Origami Aquilegia, this is the next generation of breeding. The flowers are bigger, begin earlier and last longer. The colourful flowers can even be picked and bought indoors. The foliage is lush and compact and a feature in itself.

Peony Rose

Peony Roses are indulgent, intoxicating blooms with the most amazing perfume. From tight, round buds, the petals unfurl to reveal full, flouncy flowers. They are fantastic in the garden and the vase so plant as many as you can!

Peony Roses originate on the limestone soils of Asia, so like some garden lime added to the soil they grow in. This is easy to do – you can dig it through prior to planting, so it is mixed nicely with your existing soil. Or you can add it to your established plants by pouring it around the drip zone and then lightly digging it into the soil. Add water and you are done!

Dahlia

Dahlias are brilliant garden plants. They are long flowering, with lush foliage, they are easy to flower and care for and come in a huge array of colours shapes and sizes. Dahlia flowers are excellent for cutting, lasting a week or more in a vase. And they just keep giving, by cutting the flowers you will encourage more blooms.

Dahlias tubers take around 8 weeks from planting to flowering. Plant your Dahlia tuber in a sunny spot into moist, humus rich, well drained soil. Water in well then keep moist during active growth.

Bulk Buys

Bulk Buys are your chance to fill your garden with colour at the best possible price. Our Bulk Buys take advantage of this season’s bumper crops. It is always a happy thing to share in good fortune so enjoy the spoils!

Winter Rose

In the midst of winter, the timeless beauty of Hellebores or Winter Roses comes into its own. The gorgeous flowers come in a handsome array of colours, from opalescent white, to rich burgundy, they are sure to brighten the dull days of winter.

Winter Roses hold their flowers for many weeks, and with their lush foliage, they make a winning combination. One of the best bits about them is that they like the shade, so they fill some difficult garden spots. Plant your Hellebore Winter Roses beneath deciduous trees for a picture-perfect effect.

Tuberous Begonia

Tuberous Begonias come in a dazzling array of colours. The flowers are real attention getters, they are large and semi to fully double. The petals are soft and glitter in the sunlight.

Tuberous Begonias have a reputation of being difficult. But once you learn a few tricks of the trade so to speak they are rewarding and not at all challenging to grow.

Honeysuckles

Honeysuckles are so easy and rewarding to grow. They have bounteous flowers with the most sensational aroma and that last for months. They are not fussy about soil and don’t need much in the way of care. There are both twining and shrub varieties to enjoy.

Agastache

Agastache is a steadfast in our garden. We planted one variety ten years ago and our collection continues to grow. They are just so easy and offer so much reward. Agastache come in a great colour range. The blooms open above the foliage and sway beautifully in even the lightest breeze creating lovely movement in the garden.

Aquilegia Songbird Series

The Aquilegia Songbird Series is one of the best Aquilegias around. It has received the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit for quality garden plants. The flowers are 7-8cm across and upward to outward facing. Aquilegia Songbird Series are great for picking too!

Fruits of your labour

Growing your own berries and currants is a rewarding and delicious way to garden. With a little support they will be up and growing in no time bearing fruit summer to autumn. There are even some that can be grown without supports. Fertiliser and water at the critical times will have you filling your baskets in no time.

Delphinium Sherwood Series

The Sherwood Series Delphiniums are stunning. The flowers open on lovely straight stems in summer and if treated well, again in autumn. The show lasts well and has a wonderful, romantic feel. The colours can be combined or singled out to create a delightful show. The crowns will last years and the flowers will set viable seed so Delphiniums are a great garden investment.

Other Joyous Lilies

Be warned, Lilies may be addictive! There is such a great array of colour and form to choose from, and they are so rewarding to grow, once you have tried a few, you may be on the road to becoming a collector!

Lilies are easy to grow and care for, the bulbs will multiply at a steady rate in the ideal conditions. Plant them in full sun to part shade and keep moist during active growth.