The Tulip is truly an extraordinary flower. With a past steeped in romance, it has been a muse for art, poetry and passion. The Tulip has obsessed nations, taking flower power to the extreme, and lives up to its title of Queen of Bulbs. Their spectacular spring show has made them popular for hundreds of years. Tulips were revered as the symbol of the Royal Court of Turkey as early as the 1500’s. Arriving in the Netherlands in the early 1600’s and they turned heads wherever they went. In 1637 a single bulb of the Tulip ‘Semper Augustus’ was more valuable than the most expensive house in Amsterdam. Today they still turn heads and are loved the world over - though now they are now affordable for the average gardener!

Originating on the mountainous slopes of Turkey, the Tulip is tougher than you think and definitely worth a grow. Don’t forget, all our bulbs are pre cooled so all you need to do is plant them in a sunny spot and keep them watered, then enjoy the blooms come spring.

Tesselaar Top 9 Tulips

Tulips are the superstars of spring. They can take centre stage like no other flower can, creating the most unforgettable spring shows. These are our top choices of the season.

  • Tulip 'Flaming Flag'

    A violet riot.

  • Fringed Tulip 'Cacharel'

    A stunning choice.

  • Tulip 'Tropical Lady'

    Blushing beauties.

  • Tulip 'Orange Balloon'

    A fast favourite.

  • Our Top Nine Tulips Collection


  • Tulip 'Paul Scherer'

    Black is the new black.

  • Tulip 'American Dream'

    Dream tulips.

  • Tulip 'Timeless'

    A real delight.

  • Tulip 'World Friendship'

    Highly recommended.

  • Tulip 'Ronaldo'

    Deep shades.


Monet Tulips

Big, bold and beautiful blooms. Monet Tulips are tall, strong and long lasting. These tulips are absolutely perfect for the garden. We love the array of bright colour that these hardy bulbs provide.

  • Monet Tulip 'Dordogne'

    Peachy keen colour.

  • Monet Tulip 'La Courtine'


  • Monet Tulip 'White'

    Austere blooms.

  • Monet Tulip 'Party Pink'

    Celebrate spring.

  • Monet Tulip 'Lemon Lace'

    Feathered fancies.

  • Monet Tulip 'Pink'

    Think pink.

  • Monet Tulip 'Camargue'

    Grand blooms.

  • Monet Tulip 'Tesselaar Diamond Jubilee'

    A special, celebratory tulip.

  • Monet Tulips Collection

    Big, bold and beautiful.

  • Monet Tulip 'Gold'

    Large, golden goblets.

  • Monet Tulip 'Scarlet'

    Bold colour.


Double Tulips

Full blown beauties. These flamboyant flowers unfurl gradually to expose layer upon layer of petals, like old fashioned frilly petticoats. The large flowers are long lasting on short to medium stems and they look great in pots or garden beds.

  • Double Tulip 'Carnaval de Nice'

    One of the best.

  • Double Tulip 'Black Hero'

    A garden hero.

  • Double Tulip 'Double Price'

    Full and fabulous.

  • Double Tulips Collection

    The ultimate spring spectacle.

  • Double Tulip 'White Heart'

    A full heart.

  • Double Tulip 'Brest'

    Cutting edge.

  • Double Tulip 'Foxtrot'

    Hot stepping in spring.

  • Double Tulip 'Columbus'

    Double the colour.

  • Double Tulip 'Vedi Napoli'

    Seeing is believing.


Bokassa Tulips

Bokassa Tulips are our premium range for potting. The flowers are a medium height with compact foliage that lends perfectly to container plantings.

Inn pots, adding annuals such as Pansies at the time of planting will provide you with a long and colourful display with the additional benefit of reminding you to water. Of course, Bokassa Tulips will perform equally as well in the garden.

  • Bokassa Tulip 'Blaze'

    Hot to trot.

  • Bokassa Tulip 'Red'

    Ravishing in red.

  • Bokassa Tulip 'Saigon'

    Perfectly purple.

  • Bokassa Tulip 'White'

    Crisp white petals.

  • Bokassa Tulip 'Gold'

    Go for gold.

  • Bokassa Tulip 'Babydoll'

    A cool blend of colour.

  • Bokassa Tulips Collection

    The premium range for potting.

  • Bokassa Tulip 'Verandi'

    Orange brilliance.

  • Bokassa Tulip 'Rose'

    Rosy cheeks.


Tried and Tested Tulips

Tulipmania might have transpired nearly four hundred years ago but the spirit lives on in gardeners everywhere.

Tulips may have a reputation as ‘difficult customers’ but in most cases this is undeserved. This is top selection is well suited to the Australian environment and when you buy one of our bulbs, the flower is already pre-formed, ready to bloom, so all you need to do is plant it into a well drained soil in a sunny spot, water occasionally, then wait for the show.

  • Tulips Mega Mix

    All about colour.

  • The Black Tulip Queen of the Night

    Tall, dark and handsome.

  • Tulip 'Attila Graffiti'

    Fantastic, plum red blooms.

  • Tulip 'Holland Beauty'

    An exceptional beauty.

  • Tulip 'Rosalie'

    Cool colour.

  • Tulip 'Negrita'

    Tried and tested.

  • Tulip 'Spryng'

    One of the best.

  • Tried and Tested Tulips Collection

    Spring legends.

  • Tulip 'Gerrit van der Valk'

    Hot colour.

  • Tulip 'Strong Gold'

    All that glitters.

  • Tulip 'World's Favourite'

    One of our favourites.

  • Tulip 'Synaeda Show'

    Luminous petals.


Fringed Tulips

With extravagant petals, these flowers have all the frills! These unusual tulips will create wonderful displays in your garden. Their unique shape lends beautifully to the texture of the garden.

  • Fringed Tulip 'Gorilla'

    New in 2022.

  • Fringed Tulip 'Honeymoon'

    Fall in love.

  • Fringed Tulip 'Sensual Touch'

    The wow factor.

  • Fringed Tulip 'Crystal Star'

    New in 2022.

  • Fringed Tulip 'Queensland'

    A royal bloom.

  • Fringed Tulips Collection

    All the frills.

  • Fringed Tulip 'Versace'

    Iconic flowers.

  • Fringed Tulip 'Fabio'

    Light my fire!


Parrot Tulips

True extroverts, Parrot tulips are colourful, frilled and flamboyant. They always create a stir in the garden and dazzle in a vase. Their ravishing bicolored, frilled petals are decadent yet reliable, tough and hardy.

  • Parrot Tulip 'Cabanna'

    New in 2022.

  • Parrot Tulip 'Black Parrot'

    Black is back.

  • Parrot Tulip 'Rococo'

    Kaleidoscopic colour.

  • Parrot Tulip 'Yellow Sun'

    Petals of sunshine.

  • Parrot Tulips (reduced) Collection

    A triumph of colour.

  • Parrot Tulip 'Blue Parrot'

    Beautiful plumage.

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  • Parrot Tulips Collection

    A triumph of colour.

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Colour blend Tulips

We have taken the hard work out of creating a coherent spring display. This variety of stunning combinations are bound to bring the glamour to your garden. Clump them together in your beds, or put them in a pot and enjoy.

  • Tulip Colour Blend - Let's Get Physical

    Cool colours.

  • Tulip Colour Blend - Pillow Talk

    Soft and sweet.

  • Tulip Colour Blend - Innuendo

    Steal the show.

  • Tulip Colour Blend - My Heartthrob

    Be still my beating heart.

  • Tulip Colour Blend - Hot To Trot

    Sizzling colour.


Other tulips

Tulips are all about colour. They have been hybridised into a myriad of brilliant, bold hues that can be woven into any garden to great effect. There is such a terrific variety to experiment with.

  • Tulips Mega Mix

    All about colour.

  • The Black Tulip Queen of the Night

    Tall, dark and handsome.

  • Lily Tulip 'Synaeda Orange'

    Pointed perfection.