Syringa x hyacinthiflora10-12' x same. Frank L. Skinner intro, Dropmore, Manitoba, Canada, 1935.
Skinner’s other most famous lilac. Deep maroon-purple buds and profuse single rich deep violet flowers. Large vigorous upright form. Blooms before the common lilacs. Father John Fiala calls it “very fine to excellent” and “very showy.” Extremely hardy. Z3. Indigenous Royalties. (1–3')
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Plant in a sunny (at least 6 hours of sunlight each day) well-drained location in moderately rich soil; sandy gravelly loam is perfect. Pink, lavender and blue lilacs color up best in soil with a neutral pH. Spacing depends on your plan; lilacs perform well as hedges as well as specimens.