French Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Madame Lemoine') in the Lilacs Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Mme. Lemoine

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 10 feet
Plant Spread: 10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Guardian plant
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: 1/4 - 1/2 inch deep
Other info: Soak seeds for 24 hours
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers

A nice large flower cluster on a 50 plus year old lilac bush on 8

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Comments:
Posted by scvirginia (Charleston, SC - Zone 8b) on Mar 20, 2019 5:48 PM

This double white Lilac was raised by Victor Lemoine, and introduced in 1890.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Syringa vulgaris Mme. Lemoine by csandt May 13, 2018 6:14 PM 1
White Flower Border by evelyninthegarden Nov 1, 2018 9:15 PM 71
What's Blooming 2017 - Photos and Chat. by NJBob Jan 1, 2018 8:14 PM 1,563

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