Who would have thought that with just a month to midsummer’s day I am still posting about tulips. The cold, cold weather in May has not only held things back but spring flowers, especially bulbs, have lasted longer than I can remember. So today’s post must be to highlight the lovely tulip ‘Ballerina’. I know it has been mentioned before this year but these two pots are still looking so good that they merit a mention.
‘Ballerina’ is a lily-flowered tulip. It is orange but, on close inspection, the colour is not absolutely uniform so it has an extra dimension to the flower. I think it has the perfect lily-flowered tulip shape, is a great colour, it is easy to grow and usually blooms the next year and it is fragrant too.
Things are not perfect in these pots: they face east and the myosotis have not grown enough to make the anticipated contrast but hey, the tulips look great.