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Tulipa saxatilis (Bakeri Group) 'Lilac Wonder' (15)
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Candia tulip 'Lilac Wonder'

'Lilac Wonder' is a perennial bulb to 25cm in height, with glossy green foliage and solitary mauve-pink flowers, paler within and with a large yellow zone at the base

Synonyms
Tulipa bakeri 'Lilac Wonder'
Tulipa 'Lilac Wonder'
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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0–0.1 metre
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Purple Pink Yellow Green
Summer Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Liliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Tufted
Potentially harmful
Ingestion may cause severe discomfort, may cause skin allergy. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Tulipa are bulbous perennials with characteristic flowers, in a wide range of colours, in spring

Name status

Accepted

Horticultural Group
Miscellaneous tulips include all species and hybrids not otherwise classified

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How to grow

Cultivation

Plant 10 to 15cm deep in fertile, well-drained soil with shelter from strong winds and protection from excessive wet. See tulip cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by lifting and separating offsets

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

stem and bulb eelworm and slugs may be a problem

Diseases

May be subject to tulip fire and bulb rots

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