Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'President Grevy') in the Lilacs Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
'Président Grévy'

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 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Plant Height: 11 feet
Plant Spread: 8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Guardian plant
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Child plants: one child plant

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Comments:
Posted by sherrilosee (Bloomington, IN - Zone 6a) on Aug 20, 2012 7:15 PM

One of the bluest of the lilacs.

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Posted by scvirginia (Charleston, SC - Zone 8b) on Mar 20, 2019 5:18 PM

This double-flowered Lilac was raised by Victor Lemoine, and introduced in 1886

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