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.

New and Highlight Tulips

Lily Tulips

Curvaceous blooms. These slim lined varieties are extremely elegant with the tips of the petals gently arching outwards. In gardens or pots they are sure to make a statement.

Species Tulip

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.

Mixes and Collection of Tulips

Can't make up your mind as to which variety to choose? Maybe a Collection or a Mix is more your thing. Here we have listed all of the Tulip Collections and Mixes in one simple place.

Quirky Tulips

Magniflora

Magniflora Tulips are the result of the continuously improved breeding of Darwin Hybrid Tulips. They are longer lasting, more weatherproof and heat proof flowers – perfect for our Australian environment. They have a graceful form, somehow less formal than other tulips; the stems are darker, almost purple, taller and sway beautifully in the breeze. In short they are garden worthy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Warm colour 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 colour 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.

Species Tulip

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.