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!

Tesselaar Top 9 Tulips

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

  • Tulip Gavota

    Striking colour and form.

  • Tesselaar Top 9 Tulips Collection

    Super stars!

  • Tulip Flaming Flag

    A violet riot.

  • Tulip Cacharel

    A stunning choice.

  • Tulip Paul Scherer

    Black is the new black!

  • Tulip Armani

    Designer petals.

  • Tulip Furand

    A wow factor bloom.


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.

  • Tulip Special Offer

    A blooming great deal for 2020.

  • The Black Tulip Queen of the Night

    Tall, dark and handsome.

  • Tulip Orange Balloon

    A fast favourite.

  • Tulip Strong Gold

    All that glitters is gold.

  • Tulip Attila Graffiti

    Fantastic plum red blooms.

  • Double Tulips Belicia

    Be still my beating heart.

  • Tulip Holland Beauty

    An exceptional beauty.

  • Tulip Negrita

    Tried and tested.

  • Tulip Gerrit van der Valk

    Long blooming.

  • Tried and Tested Tulips Collection

    Spring legends.

  • Tulip World's Favourite

    Luminous tulips.

  • Tulip Leen van der Mark

    Intense colouring.

  • Tulips Synaeda Show

    A classic beauty.

  • Tulip Judith Leyster

    Magical petals.


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.

  • Monet Tulips Dordogne

    Peachy keen colour.

  • Monet Tulips Mixed

    Mix it up this spring.

  • Monet Tulips Lemon Lace

    Feathered flowers.

  • Monet Tulips Camargue

    Grand blooms.

  • Monet Tulips White

    White wonders.

  • Monet Tulips Gold

    Large, golden goblets.

  • Monet Tulips Pink

    Think pink.

  • Monet Tulips Scarlet

    Bold colour.

  • Monet Tulips Collection

    Big, bold and beautiful.

  • Monet Tulips Tesselaar Diamond Jubilee

    A special, celebratory tulip.

  • Monet Tulips Sauternes

    Big blooms.

  • Monet Tulips La Romaine

    Powerful bloomers.


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.

  • Bokassa Tulips Red

    Ravishing red.

  • Bokassa Tulips Verandi

    Orange brilliance.

  • Bokassa Tulips Gold

    Go for gold!

  • Bokassa Tulips Saigon

    Perfectly purple.

  • Bokassa Tulips White

    Crisp white petals.

  • Bokassa Tulips First Class

    A classy choice.

  • Bokassa Tulips Collection

    The premium range for potting.

  • Bokassa Tulips Rose

    Rosy cheeks.

  • Bokassa Tulips Babydoll

    A cool blend of 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. Great in pots or garden beds.

  • Double Tulips Carnaval de Nice

    One of the best.

  • Double Tulips Belicia

    Be still my beating heart.

  • Double Tulips Black Hero

    A garden hero!

  • Double Tulips Monsella

    Flaming flowers.

  • Double Tulips Double Price

    Full and fabulous.

  • Double Tulips Collection

    The ultimate spring spectacle.

  • Double Tulips White Heart

    A full heart.

  • Double Tulips Horizon

    A striking double.

  • Double Tulips Columbus

    Double the colour.


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.

  • Tesselaar Gift Voucher

    Give the gift of gardening.

  • Fringed Tulips Honeymoon

    Fall in love.

  • Fringed Tulips Fabio

    Light my fire!

  • Fringed Tulips Collection

    All the frills.

  • Fringed Tulips Santander

    Fringed and fabulous.

  • Fringed Tulips Versace

    Iconic flowers.

  • Fringed Tulips Curly Sue

    Totally frilling.

  • Fringed Tulips Queensland

    A royal bloom!

  • Fringed Tulips Purple Crystal

    Petals to please.


Quirky Tulips

  • The Black Tulip Queen of the Night

    Tall, dark and handsome.

  • Lily Tulip Claudia

    Curvaceous blooms.

  • Parrot Tulips Blue Parrot

    Works of art.

  • Lily Tulip Tres Chic

    Totally chic.

  • Parrot Tulips Rococo

    Kaleidoscopic colour.

  • Parrot Tulips Yellow Sun

    Petals of sunshine.

  • Lily Tulip Synaeda Orange

    Pointed perfection.

  • Parrot Tulips White Lizard

    Out of the ordinary.

  • Quirky Tulips Collection

    A triumph of colour.



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.

  • The Black Tulip Queen of the Night

    Tall, dark and handsome.

  • Magniflora Tulips All That Jazz

    New in 2020.

  • Magniflora Tulips Collection

    The latest and greatest.

  • Magniflora Tulips Light and Dreamy

    Get in quick!

  • Magniflora Tulips Candy Apple Delight

    Delightful garden tulips.

  • Magniflora Tulips Hot Honey Rag

    Exuberant colour.

  • Magniflora Tulips Cherry Delight

    Whimsical and reliable.


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.

  • Tulip Special Offer

    A blooming great deal for 2020.

  • Tulip Colour Blend - Mega Mix

    All about colour.

  • Tulip Colour Blend - Pillow Talk

    Soft and sweet.

  • Tulip Colour Blend - Let's Get Physical

    Pure romance.

  • Tulip Colour Blend - Hot To Trot

    Sizzling hot!

  • Tulip Colour Blend - My Heartthrob

    Be still my beating heart.

  • Tulip Colour Blend - Innuendo

    Steal the show.