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 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 8-10 feet
Plant Spread: 6 feet'
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Mauve
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • French Lilac
  • Common Lilac
  • Lilac
Also sold as:
  • 'Chas Joly'

Comments:
  • Posted by scvirginia (Charleston, SC - Zone 8b) on Mar 20, 2019 3:57 PM concerning plant:
    This lilac was bred by Victor Lemoine, and introduced in 1896.
  • Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 12:33 PM concerning plant:
    A very leggy, tall lilac. Blooms are shorter lived than the "common purple." Smells not as strong, either. But beautiful deep wine-red blooms.
Plant Events from our members
aspenhill On October 18, 2014 Obtained plant
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MissMew On July 1, 1998 Obtained plant
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Avec rosier Mme Alfred Carrière et 3 peonia arborescente
AndreA33 On April 1, 2015 Obtained plant
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