‘President Grevy’

‘President Grevy’ Lilac

Syringa vulgaris 12-15' x 12' Victor Lemoine et Fils, Nancy, France, 1886.

Lavender-pink buds followed by fragrant double light violet blue-tinted flowers on very large open pyramidal panicles. Columnar vase-shaped medium-thick growing habit. Suckers very little if at all. Blooms slightly later than another “blue” lilac, President Lincoln. Not as blue as Lincoln but still very nice. Dark green foliage.

Named for the French politician Jules Grevy, president from 1879–87, distinguished for minimizing presidential power, confirming the establishment of the Third Republic, opposing French colonialism and opposing the demands for revenge against Germany following the Franco-Prussian War. Very hardy! Z3. (1-3' bare-root plants)

539 ‘President Grevy’
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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.

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