Tulipa 'Ballerina'

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Plant type

Spring blooming bulb

Flower colour






Skill level


Tulipa 'Ballerina'

Plant details

Tulips are popular spring-flowering bulbs, displaying masses of bold colours before the herbacoues plants swing into action in late-spring.

Tulipa 'Ballerina' is a fantastic tulip, bearing bright orange flowers with a delicate fragrance. It works well when grown in pots to be enjoyed in its own right, and also when planted with dark-coloured blooms, such as dark wallflowers or the contrasting wispy stems of sweet rocket. 

For best results, plant Tulipa 'Ballerina' bulbs in late October and November, and water well before leaving for winter.

Family: Liliaceae

Genus: Tulipa

Cultivar: Ballerina

Plant type: Spring blooming bulb

Flower colour: Orange

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to plant: September to November

Flowering period: April to May

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I have grow tulips similar to these but they have five heads on one stem. Is this common?

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