It blooms in mid spring and is one of the showiest cup shaped tulips.
The star shaped flowers are purplish-pink with a bright yellow center, opening wide during the sunny hours.
Originating from the island of Crete, Tulipa Bakeri tulips like well drained rocky soils and don't tolerate excessive moisture.http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
These tulips multiply by themselves and there is no need to replant every few years.
Lilac Wonder tulip will be very happy in full sun with partial shade.
See also some lovely deed purple tulips!