A dazzling floral jewel to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Tesselaar Tulip Festival in 2013.
The Tulip Festival began when people jumped the fence to see the spectacular flowers. The gates were opened in 1954 and since then over a million people have visited the Tesselaar Tulip Festival. The family is proud of this event and is committed to making it bigger and better each year.
Tesselaar Diamond Jubilee is an outstanding Tulip that always draws a lot of comment at our Tulip Festival. The white petals are brushed with pink from the edges towards the base. The flowers last well and hold their shape. It is one of the last varieties to flower.
Flowering fashionably late in the season, these are the largest of all the tulips. We recommend Monet Tulips for their vigour, especially in warmer climates and for beginners. Of course they also grow really well in cooler climes.
A simple way to remember when to plant your tulips is Mother`s Day! It is ideal because by this time of year the soil has cooled sufficiently for planting. It doesn’t have to be on the day but as long as you are around the date.
All our bulbs are ready to grow; they do not need to be chilled, which is one less thing to do.
It is a good idea to prepare the soil for their arrival by adding some delicious organic matter. Tulips need good drainage and at least six hours sun a day to flower at their best. Plant the bulbs 15-20cm deep with the pointed end up. Space your tulips 10-20cm apart, planting closer for a more spectacular show.
In most areas it is recommended you lift and store your Tulip bulbs once their foliage has browned. You don’t need to do this if you live in an area with frost, the soil is shaded or mulched through summer and the ground does not become soggy during their dormant period. In every other case it is recommended.
Very late season
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade