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 has become known as the Queen of Bulbs. Originating in the mountainous slopes of Turkey, the Tulip is tougher than you think. All our bulbs are pre cooled so all you need to do is plant them in a sunny spot and keep them watered.

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.
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 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 more affordable for the average gardener!

New and Highlight Tulips

Other tulips

Tulipmania might have transpired nearly four hundred years ago but the spirit lives on in gardeners everywhere. This list of tulips represents a top selection that is well suited to the Australian environment.

These tulips are generally available from Mid January until Mid May.

Tesselaar Top 9 Tulips

Tulips are the superstars of spring. They can take centre stage like no other flower can, creating unforgettable spring shows.

Monet Tulips

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

Bokassa Tulips

Bokassa Tulips are the premium tulip range for potting. The flowers are a medium height with compact foliage that lends perfectly to container plantings. Adding annuals such as Pansies at the time of planting will provide you with a long and colourful display. Of course Bokassa Tulips will perform equally well in the garden.

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. Great in pots or garden beds.

Parrot Tulips

True extroverts! Parrot tulips are colourful, frilled and flamboyant so always create a stir in the garden. Their ravishing bicolored, frilled petals are decadent yet reliable, tough and hardy. They are also one of the most spectacular cut flower 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.

Tried and Tested Tulips

Tulipmania might have transpired nearly four hundred years ago but the spirit lives on in gardeners everywhere. This is a top selection that is well suited to the Australian environment. Tulips may have a reputation as ‘difficult customers’ but in most cases this is undeserved. When you buy a bulb the flower is already pre-formed, ready to bloom. All you need to do is plant it into well drained soil in a sunny spot, fertilise and water occasionally, then wait for the show.

Colour blend Tulips

We have chosen a variety of stunning combinations that are bound to bring glamour to your garden. Clump them together in your beds, or put them in a pot and enjoy the effects. We find these are always a favourite with our customers as the colours work so well together.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.