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In 2016, Floriade got back to basics. Recognising that Floriade is Australia’s premium spring celebration, the Floriade team focused their efforts on creating garden bed designs which show full colour, pattern and movement. With over 100 species of tulips onsite, and an innovative feature garden, Floriade welcomed spring in style.

Surf’s Up

Flower varietals:

Tulipa Attila Graffiti – purple-red

Tulipa Saigon – purple

Pansy Giant Purple Rose Cream – purple-rose

Tulipa Agrass White – white

Tulipa Royal Virgin – white

Belliss White – white

Tulipa Negrita – purple

Tulipa Paul Scherer – dark purple-black

Pansy Pussycat Purple – purple

Tulipa Friendship – yellow

Tulip Muscadet – yellow

Tulipa Hamilton – yellow

Pansy Large Primrose – cream

Floral Focus:

In a sea of purple, white, cream and yellow, the flower which takes first place is the Tulipa Paul Sherer. Larger than a standard tulip, the Tulipa Paul Sherer has a unique matte dark purple petal colouring, which at times can appear almost completely black.

Rise and Shine

Flower varietals:

Tulipa Caractere – yellow

Tulipa Monte Peony – yellow

Viola Spreading Yello – yellow

Tulipa Dordogne – pink-orange-yellow

Tulipa Asahi – orange

Pansy Large Orange – orange

Tulipa Judith Leyster – pink

Tulipa Menton – pink

Pansy Strawberry Cream – pink

Tulipa Ile de France – red

Tulipa Renown – red

Bellis Turbo Red – red

Tulipa Rococo – red

Tulipa Erna Lindgreen – red

Tulipa Elizabeth – red

Pansy Giant Flower Red – red

Iris Blue Magic – purple-blue

Iris Paris – dark blue

Pansy Giant Flower Blue – purple-blue

Floral Focus:

Forming a sunset of colour, the Tulipa Dordogne makes this garden bed sing. With a distinctly large claret rose flower, the French Tulipa Dordogne features soft red and tangerine orange notes around the edges of its petals.

Spectrum Spill

Flower Varietals:

Tulipa Antarctica – white

Tulipa Silentia – white

Ranunculus White – white

Viola Spreading White – white

Tulipa Spring Green – white-green

Tulipa Malaysia – cream

Tulipa Maya – yellow

Viola Harmony in Yellow – yellow

Tulipa Ad Rem – red-orange

Tulipa Synaeda Orange – red-orange

Ranunculus Orange – orange

Pansy Oranges and Lemons – orange-yellow-cream

Tulipa Darwiorange – red-orange

Tulipa Lalibela – red-orange

Ranunculus Red – red

Pansy Faced Scarlet Red – red

Tulipa Spryng – red

Tulipa Kingsblood – red

Tulipa Ile de France – red

Bellis Turbo Red – red

Tulipa Black Parrot – dark purple-black

Tulipa Black hero – dark purple-black

Tulipa Negrita – purple

Ranunculus Burgundy – burgundy

Pansy Velvet – purple

Floral Focus:

Full to the brim with flowers, the clear ‘hero’ of this garden is the Tulipa Black Hero. With a full, substantive head of petals, the glossy Tulipa Black Hero shines lustrous hues of midnight-black, maroon and purple.

Let’s Tessellate 

Flower Varietals:

Tulipa Honeymoon – white

Tulipa Snowboard – white

Bellis Turbo White – white

Tulipa Verona – cream

Tulipa Maya – yellow

Tulipa Fun for Two – yellow-cream

Pansy Large Primrose – cream

Tulipa Roi du Midi – yellow

Tulipa Strong Gold – yellow

Tulipa Monte Peony – yellow

Pansy Large Yellow – yellow

Tulipa Apeldoorn – red

Tulipa Locarno – red-orange

Tulip Judith Leyster – pink

Violetta Tiny Tots Fruit Salad – orange-yellow-pink

Tulipa La Courtine – yellow-red

Tulipa Flaming Parrot – red-yellow

Tulipa Camargue – cream-red

Pansy Oranges and Lemons – orange-yellow-cream

Tulipa Avignon – orange-red

Tulipa Ad Rem – red-orange

Ranunculus Orange – orange

Pansy Orange – orange

Tulipa Elizabeth – red

Tulipa Cortina – red

Tulipa Burgundy Lace – red

Pansy Giant Flower Red – red

Floral Focus:

Warm, summer colours grace this garden bed, providing a bright home for the Tulipa Flaming Parrot. Identified by their deep yellow flowers, flamed in dark red the Tulipa Flaming Parrot features serrated petals which open the frilled flower right up in full bloom.

Let’s Play

Flower Varietals:

Tulipa City of Vancouver – cream-white

Tulipa Maureen – cream-white

Tulipa White Heart – white

Ranunculus White – white

Bellis Turbo White – white

Tulipa Hamilton – yellow

Narcissus Late Mixed – mixed

Pansy Pussycat Yellow – yellow

Tulipa Cuban Night – purple-black

Pansy Giant Shades of Purple – purple

Tulipa Dordogne – pink-orange-yellow

Tulipa Asahi – orange

Pansy Large Orange – orange

Tulipa Connoisseur – red-orange

Tulipa Rococo – red

Pansy Cutie Cat Merlot – red

Parsley Curly Leaf – green

Tulipa Rosalie – pink

Tulipa Pink Impression – pink

Bellis Turbo Pink – pink

Floral Focus:

A statement flower in this trail of flowers is the Tulipa Cuban Night, with its dramatic dark purple, fringed petals. Flamboyant and strong, the Tulipa Cuban Night adds depth and texture to this display.

From The Netherlands, With Love

Flower Varietals:

Tulipa White Heart – white

Tulipa Honeymoon – white

Tulipa Clearwater – white

Tulipa Lanka – white

Bellis Turbo White – white

Tulipa Ile de France – red

Tulipa Burgundy Lace – red

Tulipa Cortina – red

Bellis Turbo Red – red

Tulipa Friendship – yellow

Tulipa Caractere – yellow

Pansy Giant Yellow Flower – yellow

Muscari Single Blue – blue

Scilla Blue – blue

Tulipa Queen of the Night – dark purple-black

Tulipa Paul Scherer – dark purple-black

Viola Bowles Black – dark purple-black

Floral Focus:

Strong, bold colours form this structured garden bed. The Tulipa White Heart, is clearly the highlight, with its double petal flowers. Starched white, and layered, this tulip flower looks much like a peony when in full bloom.

Ripples

Flower Varietals:

Tulipa Barcelona – pink

Tulipa Denise – pink-white

Bellis Turbo Pink – pink

Tulipa Friendship – yellow

Tulipa Strong Gold – yellow

Viola Moods Yellow – yellow

Poppy Artists Glory – mixed

Tulipa Lucky Strike – red-white

Tulipa Dick Passchier – red

Pansy Faced Scarlet Red – red

Tulipa Mixed – mixed

Pansy Santa Fe – mixed

Floral Focus:

The centre floral field of this garden features the beautiful Tulipa Lucky Strike. Striking in both name and nature, the Tulipa Lucky Strike is characterised by its vibrant red petals, tipped with a cream trim.

Fish Out of Water

Flower Varietals:

Tulipa Saigon – purple

Pansy Large Lavender Shades – purple

Tulipa Negrita – purple

Pansy Pussycat Purple – purple

Tulipa Angelique – pink

Tulipa Carola – pink

Bellis Turbo Pink – pink

Parsley Curly Leaf – green

Hyacinth Delfts Blue – blue

Pansy Blue Sunrise – blue

Spring Star Flower Tritelia – blue

Muscari Grape Hyacinth – blue

Floral Focus:

Soft, flowing waves of colour form this garden bed. Stealing the show is the Tulipa Angelique, with its romantic pink, double petal blooms. Large, lush, lightly ruffled and fragrant, the Tulipa Angelique is the cottage gardener’s favourite.

60’s Revival

Flower Varietals:

Tulipa Spring Green – white-green

Pansy Large White – white

Tulipa Royal Virgin – white

Tulipa Mondial – white

Bellis Turbo White – white

Tulipa Saigon – purple

Tulipa Curly Sue – red-purple

Pansy Large Lavender Shades – purple

Floral Focus:

Fresh white, purple and green comprise this garden bed, welcoming spring in the park. The Tulipa Spring Green stands tall, with its white petals bordered by an apple green tint.

Colours of Light

Flower Varietals:

Tulipa Daytona – white

Pansy Large White – white

Tulipa Verandi – orange-red

Pansy Oranges and Lemons – orange-yellow-cream

Tulipa Camargue – yellow-red

Tulipa Spring Green – white-green

Viola Moods Yellow – yellow

Tulipa Saigon – purple

Tulipa Blue Parrot – purple

Pansy Large Light Blue – blue

Tulipa Maya – yellow

Tulipa Malaysia – cream

Tulipa Hamilton – yellow

Pansy Large Primrose – cream

Tulipa Largo – red

Tulipa Apeldoorn – red

Pansy Large Scarlet Red – red

Tulipa Bloody Mary – red

Tulipa Negrita – purple

Tulipa Burgundy Lace – red

Pansy Velvet – purple

Tulipa Mondial – white

Tulipa Super Parrot – white

Tulipa Evita – white

Tulipa Synaeda Show – white

Bellis Turbo white – white

Floral Focus:

Wheels of colour circle this garden’s floral ensemble. Red morphs to orange, to yellow, to cream, to white, to violet and to purple. The showstopper, the Tulipa Evita, stands near the centre of the bed with double petals, full white, with a splash of yellow.

Bounce

Flower Varietals:

Chrysanthemum Paludosum – white

Tulipa Verandi  – orange-red

Tulipa Attila Graffiti – red

Pansy Large Scarlet Red – red

Tulipa Strong Gold – yellow

Tulipa Friendship – yellow

Tulipa Hamilton – yellow

Viola Harmony in Yellow – yellow

Tulipa Dordogne – pink-orange-yellow

Tulipa Connoisseur – red-orange

Ranunculus Orange – orange

Pansy Large Orange – orange

Tulipa White Heart – white

Narcissus Erlicheer – white

Pansy Large White – white

Floral Focus:

Structured segments of garden are brought to life by the sunny Tulipa Friendship flower. Bright, bold and a buttery yellow, this is the quintessential tulip in both shape and size. Perfect petals form at the top of a strong stem, making the Tulipa Friendship a grower’s delight.

Colour Ways

Flower Varietals:

Tulipa Saigon – purple

Tulipa Salvo – white-pink

Pansy Giant Purple Rose Cream – purple-rose

Tulipa Furand – red-white

Tulipa Idols – red

Tulipa Lucky Strike – red-white

Bellis Turbo Red – red

Kale Green – green

Tulipa La Courtine – yellow-red

Tulipa Monsella – yellow-red

Tulipa Gavota – burgundy-yellow

Violetta Tiny Tots Fruit Salad – orange-yellow-pink

Tulipa Caractere – yellow

Tulipa Strong Gold – yellow

Ranunculus Yellow – yellow

Pansy Large Yellow – yellow

Tulipa Claudia – magenta-white

Pansy Pussycat Purple – purple

Tulipa Menton – pink

Tulipa Pink Impression – pink

Ranunculus Pink – pink

Pansy Strawberry Crush – pink

Floral Focus:

Zig-zagging floral combinations create texture and flow in this garden. The standout – Tulipa Gavota – features unique burgundy petals, beautifully edged with shades of creamy yellow. The Tulipa Gavota is recognised by the Royal Horticultural Society with an Award of Garden Merit (2010).

When It’s Spring Again

Flower Varietals:

Tulipa Yellow Sun – yellow

Tulipa Webers Parrot – white-pink

Pansy Pussycat Yellow – yellow

Tulipa Cartouche – white-pink

Tulipa Matahari – white-pink

Tulipa Peace Flame – pink

Pansy Chianti – orange-pink-yellow

Tulipa Zorro – red

Tulipa Lucky Parrot – red

Tulipa Holland Beauty – red

Pansy Cutie Cat Merlot – red

Tulipa Caludia – magenta-red

Hyacincth Purple Star – purple

Pansy Half Moon –purple

Tulipa Negrita – purple

Tulipa Passionale – purple

Pansy Giant Shades of Purple – purple

Tulipa Queen of the Night – dark purple-black

Hyacincth Delfts Blue – blue

Viola Blue – blue

Tulipa Silentia – white

Tulipa Snowboard – white

Narcissus Accent – white

Pansy Large White – white

Tulipa Blue Parrot – purple

Pansy Pussycat Purple – purple

Tulipa Friendship – yellow

Tulipa Roi du Midi – yellow

Pansy Large Yellow – yellow

Tulipa Margarita – pink

Tulipa Rosalie – pink

Pansy Faced Rose – pink

Tulipa Red Power – red

Tulipa Roulette – red

Pansy Faced Scarlet Red – red

Tulipa Royal Virgin – white

Narcissus Pearl – white

Viola White – white

Tulipa Holland Happening – red

Tulipa Destiny – red

Pansy Velvet – purple

Tulipa Texas Flame – yellow-red

Tulipa Gavota – burgundy yellow

Tulipa Gerrit Van Der Valk – red-yellow

Narcissus Exception – yellow

Floral Focus:

Swathes of colour in prime lakeside position, this garden bed is home to over 25 different tulips. The prima flower on show, is the Tulipa Cartouche. As it matures, its fresh white double blooms transform into blush pink tipped petals.

Pixel Art

Flower Varietals:

Viola Spreading White – white

Iris Casablanca – white

Pansy Pussycat Purple – purple

Iris Miss America – purple

Iris Telstar – purple

Viola Harmony in Blue – blue

Tulipa Ile de Farance – red

Bellis Red – red

Tulipa Caola – pink

Bellis Pink – pink

Tulipa Queen of the Night – black

Viola Bower Black – black

Tulipa Muscadet – yellow

Tulipa Hamilton – yellow

Pansy Giant Flower Yellow – yellow

Tulipa Royal Virgin – white

Bellis White – white

Tulipa Darwiorange – orange

Tulipa the Mounties – red

Pansy Large Scarlet Red – red

Tulipa Apeldoorn – red

Tulipa Verandi – red

Pansy Large Rose – red

Tulipa Holland Happening – red

Viola Red – red

Tulipa Silhoette Bouquet – red

Pansy Cutie Cat Merlot – red

Tulipa Red Power – red

Tulipa Rosalie – pink

Bellis Turbo Pink – pink

Tulipa Erna Lindgreen – red

Pansy Faced Giant Red – red

Tulipa Lucky Parrot – red

Tulipa Rococo – red

Tulipa Attila Graffiti – red

Pansy Velvet – red

Tulipa Antarctica – white

Tulipa Agrass White – white

Tulipa Muscadet – yellow

Floral Focus:

A big, bold hero floral display which symbolises the essence of Floriade. Purpose-built by StrathyAyr, this giant pixelated, tessellated tulip comprises 104 planter boxes. The bulbs and annuals were planted and nurtured in these boxes offsite, before being transported to Floriade.