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Tulips Lily Flowered Tulip Ballade
Large gracefully re-flexing bloom of a subtle violet mauve with well defined white margin. Attractive colour. first raised 1953
Height: 55cm / 22"
RHS Award of Garden Merit: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Flowering Time: April-May
Primary Colour: Purple
A large flower with subtle violet mauve petals with a white margin, Ballade is a Lily Flowered Tulip. Introduced in 1915 Lily Flowered Tulips can trace their origins back to the 18th Century and the Species Tulip acuminata. With long and elegant reflexed pointed petals The Lily Flowered Tulips are best grown in groups within the border with their strong wiry stems. They flower from Late April into May and are on average 50cm tall, with Ballade in particular growing to 55cm. It also holds an 'RHS Garden of Merit' award.