Lily Tulip Ballerina
Ballerina Colour: Orange flamed red
Height: 60cm (24inches)
Tulip Ballerina has orange flamed red lily shaped flowers that flowers in spring.
Tulip bulbs were introduced from Central Asia in the 17th Century and in the 19th Century Dutch bulb companies recognised those garden bulbs had a commercial potential and Dutch growers learned how to grow and expand new varieties.
The dazzling , spectacular colours of tulip flowers and their beauty make them indispensable to gardeners in the UK and form a focal point to even the smallest garden . Plant in the Autumn until the end of November /early December for spring flowering blooms.
The best time to plant tulips is late autumn. Ideally , the temperature will have dropped and there may even have been a few frosts . This is important , as it reduces the risk of tulip fire- a fungal disease that thrives in damp warm conditions and can obliterate your tulip displays in the unfortunate event that your tulips become infected by it . Choose a site that has good drainage . You can grow tulips in most soil as long as they don’t sit in waterlogged soils . Plant bulbs at a depth of two to three times their own height and about two bulb widths apart.
Tulips also work well in containers , especially when used as a focal point .Plant one or two varieties in a single shade to make an eye catching display , bulbs4u ‘s pots are often filled with a single species in a single bright colour , showing how to create this look . The main thing to consider is the eventual height of the tulips , choosing an appropriately sized container . Species and dwarf tulip varieties will look wrong in a large container , as will tall varieties in a small tub .Plant tulips in pots the same way as if you were planting directly into the ground.
Qty per pack
Available: Mid to late August
10 / 11
Sun / part shade
Beds and borders
Twice height of bulb
Any well drained