Tulip 'Ballerina'

A beautiful orange with a sweet scent – Tulip 'Ballerina' is an absolute must in my garden. It's fantastic planted with dark wallflowers or with hesperis matronalis. More
15 bulbs 260206-15 £6.95 In stock
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30 bulbs 260206-30 £13.50 In stock
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60 bulbs 260206-60 £24.95 In stock
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100 bulbs 260206-100 £42.95 In stock
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

Or buy this as part of our Scented Lily Flowered Tulip Collection and Scented Copper Tulip Collection.

More Details

A beautiful orange with a sweet scent – Tulip 'Ballerina' is an absolute must in my garden. It's fantastic planted with dark wallflowers or with hesperis matronalis.

Our tulip bulbs are the best and biggest we can find, from tried and trusted growers. Don't forget that tulips like to be planted late in October and November with the colder weather, and need a little watering if planted in pots.

Genus Tulipa
Variety Ballerina
Group Lily flowered

For more information on tulip groups, click here.

Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position 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 Plant outdoors October - December.
Care Tips Don't plant tulip bulbs until the cold weather has set in – this helps wipe out viral and fungal diseases. Leave the browning foliage on your tulips until every leaf has died right down – this allows the bulb to store more food.
Flowering mid April - May
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper and soak for 8 hrs. 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
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Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

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Tulip 'Ballerina' reviews

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Reviewed 23rd September 2017 by J Orchard

These were gorgeous in pots, then I popped them in at the allotment for cutting in spring. On Easter day, we were amazed to find they were all in full bloom. They made a fab display for the holiday.

A beautiful tulip!

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Reviewed 27th April 2015 by Juliet Bailiff

This is the first year I've planted tulips as, until I saw your collections, I'd always thought them hard to grow!! Wow, have I been proved wrong - the Tulip Ballerina is absolutely stunning & so easy...especially for a newbie like me (your instructions were perfect)! Now I've just got to work out whether I can keep the bulbs for another year...& how!!!!!!!

Tulip ballerina

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Reviewed 23rd April 2015 by Mrs E Grebby

Have this tulip in abundance in my garden planted with black night alongside a wonderful display of lime/acid green Euphorbia Wulfinii. A beautiful display. Lots of comments from admirers.