Please Note: Due to pre existing Quarantine laws we cannot send any bulbs to Western Australia and Tasmania. You may need to find bulb suppliers in your areas. Sorry we cant help you.
Breathtakingly Beautiful they are the ultimate showpiece in the garden. Babydoll has stunning white blooms with brush strokes of pink, splashed playfully over the petals. The base is yellow. Bokassa ‘Babydoll’ flowers open mid season.
Potted perfection! Bokassa Tulips are the premium Tulip range for potting. We have carefully selected varieties with compact foliage and medium height flowers. These attributes lend perfectly to containers or small garden plantings. You could add annuals such as Pansies to the pot, at the time of planting, for a long and colourful display.
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. It is known as the Queen of Bulbs.
Tulips have a bit of a Prima Donna reputation. With a little 'know how' though, they are easy as pie!
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.
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 of 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, where the soil is shaded or mulched through summer and where the ground does not become soggy during their dormant period. In every other case it is recommended.
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade
Autumn. Avoid planting your Tulip bulb until the occasional hot spells have finished and the soil has cooled down. We often plant late April to early May.
Well drained & friable although will often grow well for one year in heavier soils.
Top dress with a complete fertiliser after planting & water in. Otherwise incorporate fertiliser into the soil a week or more before planting. For best results in subsequent year, top dress again immediately after flowering. Use a complete fertiliser such as Blood & Bone.
Early to mid Spring.
Allow the foliage to die back before loosening the soil and lifting the bulbs. Allow the bulbs to dry off (don't leave them in the sun) then shake off excess dirt, remove flower stalks and store. At this point do not remove the smaller bulbs attached to the 'mother' bulb. These bulbs will, if cared for each year, grow into flowering sized.