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Sensation Lilac

Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'

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Sensation Lilac

Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'

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Botanical Name

Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'

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Sun needs

Full Sun, Partial Sun



The Sensation Lilac is a unique plant, and the only lilac in existence with two-tone flowers. Carried in big bunches all over the bush, they are rich purple with a white edge, making a bold statement and bringing a completely new look to lilacs, and to your garden. It grows into a medium-sized shrub between 8 and 12 feet tall, spreading into a rounded crown up to 8 feet wide, but usually less. It blooms in spring with richly perfumed blossoms that fill the garden with color and scent. No garden can be without a lilac, and this one is the best there is.

  • Unique two-tone flowers of purple with a white edge
  • Large flowers clusters are produced in abundance
  • To-choice spring flower for cold zones
  • Richly perfumed blossoms
  • Easily grown, even in urban conditions

Grow the Sensation Lilac in full sun for the most abundant blossoms, although it will also tolerate some partial shade. It thrives even in cold areas, and blooms well in zone 3. It will not grow in very warm areas, as it needs significant winter cold. This bush thrives in almost any soil, including urban soils and rough ground, but whatever the soil, it should be well-drained. Richer soils will give stronger and faster growth, and watering during extended dry periods will be appreciated. It has few significant pests or diseases and some simple pruning after flowering is all the care needed.

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