The Ballerina and Purple Dream Tulip Collection

A pair of the loveliest and most perennial tulips in my garden, which have come back year on year now for nearly a decade. More
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A pair of the loveliest and most perennial tulips in my garden, which have come back year on year now for nearly a decade.

This collection contains 15 or 30 bulbs each of:

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Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Lily flowered
Variety Ballerina, Purple Dream
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing Plant 20cm (8in) deep, 8cm apart. Layer bulbs if room is tight
Sowing, Seeds, Planting October - December
Flowering April - May
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper and allow to drink with the stems held vertical for 8 hours. This helps keep the stems straight.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
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Understanding the 15 different tulip groups

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The Ballerina and Purple Dream Tulip Collection reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Ruth

Lovely tulips and if like the others purchased very perennial.

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Ann

Prompt delivery and made a superb display

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Reviewed 10th July 2019 by Hello Wendy

First time purchasing the bulbs but followed the instructions found in the online video of how to plant the bulb lasagne. They all came up exactly as described and I was so pleased with the outcome. Sarah Raven products never fail to deliver!! Thank you.

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Reviewed 29th June 2019 by Keith

Good healthy bulbs that performed well. Will buy again

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Reviewed 28th June 2019 by Helen

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Reviewed 27th June 2019 by Clare

Love these tulips. Have bought before. Quite perennial. Great with wallflowers.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Chris

nothing .I am happy with everything

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Sally

Fabulous long lasting tulips.

Utterly stunning

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Reviewed 15th May 2018 by Penny Snowden

Bought for my birthday by my darling sister, these bulbs have bought utter joy for more than a month of flowering. Still standing upright with not a hint of lean, they have been commented upon by countless friends and family. 5* recommendation.