The Lily-Flowering Tulip ‘Ballerina’, bright orange in color, is a very elegant flower with pointed, recurving petals. The bottom interior of the flowers is a startling tangerine to marigold-orange; the exterior is reddish orange aging to deeper coppery red. The shape and color lend it a flame-like, blazing appearance. Contrasts very nicely with pink and red tulips! It was introduced to gardening in 1980. The lily-flowering tulips perennialize without naturalizing, so there is no need to lift them to divide bulbs, & they can remain in their location indefinitely. ‘Ballerina’ has stunning flowers with a mild fragrance, a rarity among tulips.
Lily-Flowering Tulip: These tulips have a unique shape where the blossom resembles a lily, or, sometimes, an urn. Long, pointed petals that are curved back create this effect. From above, the open flower can look like a six-pointed star. Lily-Flowered Tulips aren’t available in dozens of different varieties, but there are compensations Ã¢â‚¬â€ their beautiful shape, for one. As well, several varieties of Lily-flowered Tulips are noted for petals edged in vibrant, contrasting colors. They are quite tall and known for their long-lasting elegant flowers. Do not prune foliage until it has died back. If flowers are used for bouquets leave as much of the foliage as possible on the plant. Lily flowering tulips reliably come back every year. Lily flowering tulips are not only reliable, but they also have a look of elegance. Lift the bulbs about every 5 years or so and replant when they become too crowded.