Syringa vulgaris10x10' Victor Lemoine et Fils intro, Nancy, France, 1896.
Purple buds and highly fragrant dark reddish-magenta double flowers on somewhat narrow 4–6” moderately loose panicles. Our notes call it a bright rosy-pink-purple. One of the best of all the reds. Lighter and redder than most of the standard varieties.
Narrow upright habit with some suckering. Z3. (1-3' bare-root plants)
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Plant in a sunny (at least 6 hours of sunlight each day) well-drained location in moderately rich soil; sandy gravelly loam is perfect. Pink, lavender and blue lilacs color up best in soil with a neutral pH. Spacing depends on your plan; lilacs perform well as hedges as well as specimens.