Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation') in the Lilacs Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
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: 8-15 feet
Plant Spread: 6-12 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Purple rimmed with white
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
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers

Peak Bloom

The ATP Top 50 Xeriscapic PlantsThe ATP Top 50 Xeriscapic Plants
July 19, 2014

Does xeriscapic mean boring and dry looking? Absolutely not! You'll never believe what beautiful blooms are available for the non-irrigated landscape. Come in and see.

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Location: My GardensDate: April 29, 2016Peak Bloom
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Location: IowaDate: 2017-04-26
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Location: My Garden Crescent City, CaliforniaDate: 2016-05-02Second year in the ground....
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Location: Iowa
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Location: the city Chomutov CZDate: 4000-05-22
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Location: My GardensDate: April 29, 2016Peak Bloom
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Location: IowaDate: 2018-05-08
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Location: My GardensDate: May 13, 2011In Early Sunlight
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 2015-05-03
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Location: Denver Metro CODate: 5/7/15taken with full overcast in the early evening
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Location: Denver Metro CODate: 5/7/15taken with full overcast in the early evening
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 2015-05-11
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Location: the city Chomutov CZDate: 2015-05-21
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 2015-05-18
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Location: CZ Sirem My gardenDate: 2015-05-18
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Banner for March 8, 2019 by TBGDN by TBGDN Mar 9, 2019 7:44 AM 16
Lilac (Syringa) 'Sensation' by NCRAS Apr 21, 2018 1:07 PM 5
Mindless chatter by Muddymitts Mar 20, 2019 4:20 AM 17,044

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