Tulip ‘Ballerina’

Our Tulip season began early this year, although it included some false starts and sneak attack hard frosts. And it seems to be ending early as well.

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One of the last of the Tulips to go is ‘Ballerina’. I love the color and the shape. When the flowers mature they seem to be a brighter, more uniform orange. Few Tulips can glow in the afternoon sun with the same intensity.

32 Comments on “Tulip ‘Ballerina’

  1. I remember those beautiful orange tulips from your post last year. We have just been buying bulbs today, but I’m going to go back and see if I can find Ballerina. (and hope the Cockatoos are not partial to orange, they snipped off the red tulips last year.)

  2. Just gorgeous. Or tulips are just starting to bloom – hopefully they stick around for a while.

    • My copy of that issue just arrived Friday – haven’t read it yet. True that you don’t see a lot of orange ballerinas.

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