'Lilac Wonder' tulip displays soft lilac/pink petals with a strong yellow base in a combination that will take your breath away. It hasn't been as tough as the other species tulips we have tried. I suggest growing this bulb if you are located in the more northern regions of the South. However, growing them in zone eight on the farm, they continue to come up but not as vigorously as our other species tulips. Although I have my doubts about the 'Lilac Wonder' staying around for the long haul, we have definitely had four years of enjoyment and recommend you share the same experience as us.
If you are going to plant it immediately, the 'Lilac Wonder' tulip does not need to be stored in the fridge. If you are going to wait, then keep the bulbs in the fridge. Tulip blooms bend, move, arc and twist themselves throughout the day in order to orient themselves in the best position to receive light. They reach for it.
Blooms will last well for a couple of weeks, but an unusually hot spring will make the blooms droop.
For more information on tulips in the South and what you can do to help them survive, please visit our general Tulip information blog post at Bulb Hunter.