Tulipa 'Ballerina'

Tulipa 'Ballerina'

Tulip

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Tulipa 'Ballerina'
  • Common name: Tulip
  • Plant type: Bulb

Height: 55cm

Spread: 15cm

Flower colour:
  • Orange
  • Features: Flowers

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The tulip is a stalwart of the late-spring garden. There are hundreds to choose from, including traditional, single cup-shaped varieties, double-flowered cultivars and those with elegant, goblet-shaped flowers. Tulips grow best in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. However, they don’t always come back the following year and are therefore often best treated as annuals.

Tulipa ‘Ballerina’ is a beautiful goblet-flowered tulip, bearing deep orange flowers with a good fragrance. Growing to a height of 55cm, ‘Ballerina’ is perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border, especially among plants with contrasting flower colours. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil, Succeeds on poor soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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