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Tulipa saxatilis 'Lilac Wonder'

Tulip

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Key information

Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour

Lilac

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

This dwarf variety is perfect for containers or rockeries. It produces small, cup-shaped, lilac flowers with yellow centres in May. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) which is for plants of outstanding excellence. Tulips are best planted in November as this minimises the risk of attack from the fungal disease, tulip fire, which causes the foliage to become distorted and covered with fuzzy, grey fungal growth and the flowers to either fail to open or to be marked with bleached spots. Any bulbs that become infected with this disease are best thrown away and the ground they were planted in should not be used to grow any tulips for several years. Remove the flowers as they fade to prevent plants wasting energy setting seed.

Family: Liliaceae

Genus: Tulipa

Species: saxatilis

Cultivar: Lilac Wonder

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: Lilac

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 35cm

Time to plant: November to November


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