Lily Flowering Tulip 'Ballerina'

Tulipa

Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tulipa (TOO-li-pa) (Info)
Cultivar: Ballerina
Hybridized by J.F. van den Berg & Sons
Registered or introduced: 1980
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Division:

Division 6 - Lily-Flowered

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Red

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Garberville, California

Clifton, Colorado

Cherry Valley, Illinois

South Plainfield, New Jersey

Ithaca, New York

Charlotte, North Carolina

Twinsburg, Ohio

, Ontario

Portland, Oregon

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 27, 2017, saya from Heerlen,
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

According the registration of KAVB (Royal General Bulb Growers' Association) T. 'Ballerina' is hybbridized by Borst J.A., registered in 1980.

Returns very well every spring in past 10 years already. Long flowering elegant tulips waving on long stems, lovely fragrant!

Received prestigious AGM (Award of Garden Merit) from Royal Horticultural Society.

Positive

On May 14, 2007, leslie5 from Ithaca, NY wrote:

This is an extremely beautiful tulip, growing in upstate New York (Ithaca). It attracts hummingbirds.

Positive

On Nov 2, 2005, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

For me, at least: Pure orange with (no joke) a citrus-orange fragrance. Wind-resistant and my longest lasting tulip last spring.

Positive

On Apr 26, 2005, kdjoergensen from Waxhaw (Charlotte), NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

A real majestic look. Elegant at it's best and I just love the color. A must have every year in our yard. Pretty good perennializer, too. Early flowering for a lily flowered tulip.

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