Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Andenken an Ludwig Spath') in the Lilacs Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
'Andenken an Ludwig Späth'
'Ludwig Spaeth'
'Andenken an Ludwig Spaeth'
'Souv. de Ludwig Späth'
'Souvenir de Ludwig Späth'

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)
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Purple
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Child plants: one child plant


Photo gallery:
Location: Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PADate: 2016-04-30
By csandt
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Location: Tyler Arboretum, Media, PADate: 2016-04-30
By csandt
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AndreA33 On April 21, 2016 Transplanted
AndreA33 On March 20, 2016 Obtained plant
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