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Tulipa 'Ballerina' (Tulip 'Ballerina')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.25m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Tulipa 'Ballerina'

Other names

Tulip 'Ballerina'

Genus

Tulipa Tulipa

Variety or Cultivar

'Ballerina' _ 'Ballerina' is a perennial bulb with grey-green foliage and 'flamed', pointy-tipped flowers with yellow and red outside, and red within, in late spring.


Tulipa 'Ballerina' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Eating may cause severe discomfort and may cause a skin allergy.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Reddish pink, Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Green, Silvery-grey in Spring

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Eelworm (stem and bulb) Slugs , Eelworm (stem and bulb)

Bulb, corm and tuber rot , Tulip fire , Tulip viruses Bulb, corm and tuber rot , Tulip fire , Tulip viruses

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flowers, but do not cut back leaves until they have completely died down.

Propagation methods

Offsets


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Where to grow

Tulipa 'Ballerina' (Tulip 'Ballerina') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.25m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Plant 10 to 15cm deep in a sheltered spot in fertile, well-drained soil. Protect from excessive wet.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Tulipa 'Ballerina'

Other names

Tulip 'Ballerina'

Genus

Tulipa Tulipa

Variety or Cultivar

'Ballerina' _ 'Ballerina' is a perennial bulb with grey-green foliage and 'flamed', pointy-tipped flowers with yellow and red outside, and red within, in late spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

Eating may cause severe discomfort and may cause a skin allergy.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Reddish pink, Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Green, Silvery-grey in Spring


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Eelworm (stem and bulb)

Specific diseases

Bulb, corm and tuber rot , Tulip fire , Tulip viruses

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flowers, but do not cut back leaves until they have completely died down.

Propagation methods

Offsets


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Tulipa 'Ballerina' (Tulip 'Ballerina') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.25m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Plant 10 to 15cm deep in a sheltered spot in fertile, well-drained soil. Protect from excessive wet.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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