Syringa vulgaris 10' x same. Sport of Hugo de Vries. Dirk E Maarse intro, Aalsmeer, Netherlands, 1938.
Very fragrant large single reddish-purple blooms, with each petal edged in pure white. The effect: an interwoven pattern of purple and white. Unique and beautiful, a real show stopper.
Plant this one where you can see it from not too far away. Deep purple buds. Upright rounded open form. Fine Gardening magazine called it “sensational purple flowers with pinstripe margins.” Selected as the cover photo for Fiala’s classic text, Lilacs: The Genus Syringa. Z3. (1-3' bare-root plants)
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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.