Lily-flowered tulip

Tulipa 'Ballerina'

Lily-flowered tulip - Tulipa  'Ballerina'

Common Name: Lily-flowered tulip
Genus: Tulipa
Cultivar: 'Ballerina'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Orange
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A lovely lily-flowered tulip with soft tangerine orange flowers and a heady scent when warmed in the sun. This is a late spring-flowering tulip that looks stunning planted in bold drifts or growing up through forget-me-not flowers.

  • Garden care: In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Alternatively allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering, dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally, lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.


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