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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
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 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 4-5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Blooms on new wood
Other: Continuous bloom or rebloomer
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Spring
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: USPP 20,575; Can 4,071

Trade name information:
Series: Bloomerang®
Trade Name: Purple
Cultivar name: 'Penda'
Common names
  • Lilac
  • Reblooming Lilac

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Location: Twisp
Date: May
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2018-05-22
"Syringa BLOOMERANG™ Purple, 2018 photo, Reblooming Lilac, , US
Location: Iowa
Location: Mackinaw, IL
Date: May 13, 2011 4:08 PM
Year old plant, about 2 feet tall, covered with blooms.  Has not
Location: Iowa
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2018-05-22
"Syringa BLOOMERANG™ Purple, 2018 photo, Reblooming Lilac, , US

Date: 2014-04-25
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Date: 2014-04-25

Date: 2014-04-25
Location: Iowa

Date: 2014-04-25

Date: 2014-04-25

Photo courtesy of Proven Winners
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Proven Winners
  • Uploaded by Joy
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  • Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on May 22, 2018 7:52 AM concerning plant:
    This dwarf lilac blooms on old wood in the spring and reblooms on the new growth created after the first bloom. For the best rebloom, water it well, but make sure it has good drainage and plenty of sun. Fertilize in early spring and again after the first bloom. Any pruning should be done immediately after the first bloom. This will delay the second bloom by a few weeks. Pruning in fall, winter, or early spring will remove the buds for the spring bloom.
  • Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Sep 27, 2011 8:14 PM concerning plant:
    Initial bloom in spring, and reblooms from midsummer to frost. Prune to shape after spring bloom. Remove spent flowers promptly.
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