COLORBLENDS is a third generation wholesale bulb merchant offering top-sized flowerbulbs directly to professionals and ambitious residential gardeners. Your order will be delivered to your shop or home at the correct fall planting time. Our highly-regarded mixes of tulip bulbs allow you to coordinate your plantings to guarantee successful, car-stopping spring displays.

Company details

747 Barnum Avenue , Bridgeport , Connecticut 06608 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Horticulture
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

Schipper & Company started in the Netherlands in 1912, when telephones were uncommon, radios were used only for ship-to-shore communication, and the television had not warmed a single living room with its glow.

Cornelis Schipper brought the company to the United States after World War II and took Dutch bulbs from customer to customer in his business coupe. Cor and his wife, Sabine, raised a lawyer, an architect, a small businessman, a big businessman and finally, in their youngest son, Tim, a bulb merchant to carry on the family tradition.

The Schipper team (pictured above circa 1935) were Dirk Schipper, Cees van Zwaag, Jan Manshanden, Paul Buysman and Nicolaas Schipper. Before any mechanized harvesting, the bulbs were planted and harvested by hand.


COLORBLENDS, part of Schipper & Company, is still family owned, and we still sell bulbs to some of the same customers Cornelis visited 50 years ago. What's new are Colorblends: pre-blended mixtures of tulips that combine two, three or more varieties for a jaw-dropping, car-stopping spring display. There is nothing wrong with a block of red or yellow, but the tapestry effect of a Colorblend takes tulips to a whole new level.

What Makes COLORBLENDS Different?

  • High-grade, superior-quality bulbs If you start with topsize bulbs, beautiful blooms are sure to follow. 

  • Wholesale prices Our goal is to deliver top-quality bulbs at competitive prices. No gimmicky pricing. No scrappy-sized bulbs. Anyone can order. All we ask is a $50 minimum order. 

  • Decades of experience We are not another internet company with limited knowledge and experience that has decided to start reselling flowerbulbs. We have been supplying flowerbulbs to the trade for more than 50 years. We want you to have a great spring. 

  • We do our homework Combining tulips has to be done with care. Knowledge about time of bloom and differences in heights and shapes is crucial. Finding the right combinations is a time-consuming process of trial and error. 

    Our customers tell us, 'You've taken the guesswork out of creating great spring shows. You make me look like a genius.' Colorblends tests all combinations, so you don't waste your time and money trying to figure things out. 

    Enjoy our website. We hope you find it informative. If you have any questions, give us a call at the number below or send us an email. If you would like a free catalog, please fill out our catalog request form.