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BallerinaTulip

Tulipa 'Ballerina'

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BallerinaTulip (Tulipa 'Ballerina') at GardenWorks

BallerinaTulip flowers

BallerinaTulip flowers

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Plant Height:  15 inches

Flower Height:  20 inches

Spacing:  6 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Lily Flowered Tulip

Description:

This variety is a real beauty with lovely orange blooms with reverses that age to red; petals are elegantly pointed at the ends, and are a must for those who want something different, it looks stunning when massed together in the garden

Ornamental Features

BallerinaTulip has masses of beautiful orange cup-shaped flowers with a red reverse at the ends of the stems in mid spring, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its sword-like leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

BallerinaTulip is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

BallerinaTulip is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

BallerinaTulip will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity extending to 20 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
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Disclaimer - This Plant Database is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your favourite GardenWorks location directly for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit GardenWorks to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.