Tulipa bakeri Lilac Wonder is a strong and cheerful selection of Tulipa bakeri, ie Baker's Tulip. This tulip was named after G.P. Baker of the Royal Horticultural Society when he brought it with him in 1895 from Crete, where they grow on the high plateaus. Because Tulipa bakeri Lilac Wonder has many similarities with Tulipa saxatilis, the name wasn't accepted by many authorities and was seen as a colour variant. Only in 1971 Tulipa bakeri Lilac Wonder was officially registered. De mauve flowers pop up early in the season to flower long and abundant in april. In a sunny spot they tend to come back for years. It would be lovely to combine them with yellow miniature narcissi.