‘Adelaide Dunbar’ Lilac

Syringa vulgaris 12x10' Selected by John Dunbar and named for his wife in Rochester, NY, 1916.

Fragrant deep-purple double florets on dark stems in mid-spring.

Dunbar’s extensive lilac plantings in Rochester became well known in the botanical world. The city’s Highland Park Botanical Gardens continues to host a long-standing Lilac Festival. This variety was selected from a group of about 75 open-pollinated seedlings that sprang up from Dunbar’s original collection of French hybrid and Lemoine cultivars. 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.

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