Lily Flowering Tulip
Tulipa 'Ballerina'

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

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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 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.