Ballade Dream has attractive flowers of red and yellow and is the same shape as its parent Ballade. These tulips have a dramatic effect in the borders of gardens and as they are so tall they can be used at the back of borders. They can of course also be used in tubs, pots and containers and used to great effect if planted in groups of 10 or more. When planting ensure the soil is cultivated to a depth of 15cm and is free draining, in the heavier soils add grit and rotted humus material to give extra drainage. Plant tulips when the ground starts to cool down which is often in October. Tulips do benefit from using bulb starter when first planting.