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Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder

Luscious light pink flowers with a stunning butter yellow center make these the little treasures of your spring garden. Dependably perennial and deer resistant. (Tulipa bakeri)
Bag of 15

Price: $13.95

Sale: $6.98

$0.47 Per Bulb
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Details:

Height: 4-6" tall
Bulb Spacing: 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Mid spring
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 39TUL15
Common Name Wild Tulip
Botanical Name Tulipa bakeri
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Estimated Mature Height 4-6" tall
Bulb Size 6/+ cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Mid spring
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
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Description
A native of Crete, it created a sensation in Holland when it was first grown there, centuries ago. Like other species tulips, Lilac Wonder is very small, with jewel-toned colors..and what colors! This one gleams in luscious light pink to lavender with a stunning butter yellow center. Like the others, it is dependably perennial and very useful for early color in a rock garden, in the front of a border, meadow, or any spot where its brilliant beauty can be appreciated. Lilac Wonder is one of the most popular species bulbs, and is a leader in the popularity the species group is gaining. As with the others, the bulbs are small, so planting takes just minutes. And you'll enjoy these little beauties during early spring every year from the day you plant them.

The Wild Tulips: There are about 150 species of tulips that occur in the wild from Central Asia all the way to Spain and Portugal. Most are native to rocky, arid regions east of Europe. It is hard to believe that these little flowers, more the size of crocus, are the original forms of the big flashy hybridized tulips we all know and love. But to any wildflower gardener who looks close, the brilliant colors and even the petal shapes and other characteristics are there. (By the way, all the species bulbs we sell are produced in Holland, so they are never gathered in the wild in their native lands.) They are all really botanical heirlooms in the truest sense, and deserve a place in every wild garden.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Releasable Bulb Planter

    Releasable Bulb Planter

  • Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

    Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

  • The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

    The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

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4.7

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  • Low maintenance (3)

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      5.0

      Love these Unique tulips!

      By Jeannea

      from Elyria, OH

      Comments about American Meadows Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder:

      These tulips were in bloom the last few weeks and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the blooms open and close every day to display beautiful and soft colors. I wish these were in bloom forever!

       
      4.0

      Beautiful Blooms!

      By El Presidente

      from Kingsport, TN

      About Me Avid Gardener, Getting Started

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Large Bulb Size
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant

      Cons

      • Slow Growth

      Best Uses

      • Cut Flowers
      • Large Areas
      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder:

      Very beautiful blooms, although they have not all sprouted yet.

       
      4.0

      Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder

      By Serjio

      from Roswell, GA

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Border Control
        • Large Areas
        • Raised Beds

        Comments about American Meadows Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder:

        I planted these tulips all in one corner of my raised terrace in full sun, they grew all and flowered beautifully in early March here in GA. Flowers were not that big, about 2" across, but very bright and showy. The foliage died sometime in April. I'm looking forward to see them next spring.

         
        5.0

        LOVELY AND DEFINITELY DEER-PROOF

        By Anne

        from Raleigh, NC

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder:

            I expected them to be very short and some actually grew to be about 12" tall. I live in an area with heavy deer presence and they NEVER even touched them. That was worth its weight in gold!

             
            5.0

            no problems whatsoever

            By cp

            from boston, ma

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder:

                i have nothing bad to say...they all bloomed and they are cute, happy little flowers

                 
                5.0

                Cute species tulip!

                By Marigold

                from Waterloo Iowa

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Hardy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  Comments about American Meadows Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder:

                  Very nice tulip for edgings of flower beds. Not too tall but the color is very pretty.

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                  How-To Guides

                  History of Daffodils and Tulips

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                  Fall Bulb FAQs

                  Encourage Your Tulips To Come Back

                  About Planting Bulbs in Fall

                  Improving Garden Soil

                  Growing Plants in Containers


                  What is a "Quality Bulb," and Why Does Bulb Quality Matter?

                  Flower bulbs come in a wide variety of sizes. It is important to get the largest, best quality bulbs you can find. Larger bulbs help to ensure success, producing larger and stronger plants with more flowers.

                  Several flower bulbs are part of the onion family, and because of this I like to use Onions as a representation of how important bulb size is. Which of the onions on your shelf go bad first? The smallest ones! Larger onions are more resilient, taking longer to dry out/rot and can withstand swings in temperature better. Flower bulbs are the same. Larger bulbs will withstand disease, draught, large amounts of moisture, and colder temperatures significantly better than the smaller ones.

                  Here at American Meadows we are committed to providing you with the highest quality bulbs. This means we do everything we can to source the largest bulbs possible. Below is a comparison of bulbs purchased from three different retail stores:

                  Each of the glass tubes contains 20 Dutch Master Daffodils. Starting from the left, the first tube is what is sold here at American Meadows, the middle tube was purchased at a local “Home Supply” box store, and the third is another online retailer. The difference is easily noticeable.

                  The next picture is the same comparison, but with Tulip Bulbs:

                  Again, our bulbs are quite a bit larger than other retailers.

                  Other things to be aware of when it comes to bulb quality is making sure they are firm and without signs of external damage or cracking. Do your best to avoid bulbs that are already growing and have shoots or freshly grown roots. This is difficult when purchasing online, but if you are ordering through a reputable company, they should be checking for these things regularly.

                  Next time you are looking to buy bulbs, think about how much time you put into planning and planting your garden and then anxiously waiting for your flowers to grow and bloom. Don’t be disappointed after all that effort by planting sub-par bulbs. Buy the largest, firmest, disease free bulbs you can afford, and you will have the best possible results.

                  Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                  • Releasable Bulb Planter

                    Releasable Bulb Planter

                  • Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

                    Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

                  • The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

                    The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

                  Shipping

                  Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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                  As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

                  Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                  • Releasable Bulb Planter

                    Releasable Bulb Planter

                  • Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

                    Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

                  • The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

                    The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

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