Bloomerang® Dark Purple Syringa
Syringa x 'SMSJGP7' PPAF
The latest in the amazing Bloomerang® series is Dark Purple, a larger shrub with deeper midnight-blue blooms in rounded clusters that reappear regularly from spring until frost. Wonderfully floriferous, this Proven Winner® shrub is ideal for sunny spots in northern and temperate spring gardens.
The flowers begin as dark midnight-purple buds, opening to brilliant lavender-blue blooms with a marvelously sweet fragrance. Perfect for cutflowers as well as garden enjoyment, the flowers arise in big, rounded clusters that last a long time, then encore throughout spring, summer, and even fall. There's never been a Lilac like the Bloomerangs®!
Dark Purple Bloomerang® reaches 5 to 6 feet high and 4 to 5 feet wide, compact and very densely branched. It packs a lot of color into every inch, and because deer find it unappetizing, you can plant it even in open areas without fear of midnight marauders. This is a thoroughly satisfying plant, attractive even out of bloom.
Syringa is a cold-climate shrub, often signaling the coming of spring. The Bloomerangs® are compact enough for containers, and also do well in any sunny, well-drained soil receiving regular sun and water. Long-lived and trouble-free, they are a sheer pleasure. Add Dark Purple Bloomerang® to your garden this season and discover a new favorite that keeps repeating over three long, beautiful seasons! Zones 4-7.
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As the deer population has boomed and
food has become scarcer, they have become more aggressive. In some areas deer will
strip your garden bare, leaving nothing green or flowery behind. While there is no such thing as a completely deer-proof garden, there
are some effective things you can do to protect your garden from these
Use physical barriers
A High Fence
Deer can jump pretty high, but a fence higher than eight feet (higher on an up-slope) and flush with the ground will keep any deer out.
They are a much easier and less expensive solution. Deer generally will not try to jump electric fences, but will rather try to climb through the wires, receiving a deterring shock.
An even less extreme physical option is to put bird netting over your larger and more susceptible plants.
Plant Deer-resistant VarietiesHerbs, some conifers, and many flowers are some of the best deer-resistant plants. More fragrant plants will often deter predation. Planting just a few deer-resistant plants will limit grazing of your other plants. Remember, "deer-resistant" does not mean deer-proof. A hungry animal will eat just about anything.
Having a dog In the FamilyOwning a dog, especially a big dog will almost always keep deer from approaching your home. Just the scent of the dog will keep most deer away, and if your dog lives outside you will probably never see any deer.
For most gardeners, it is a combination of different solutions that works best. Every gardener has to find the solution that works best in their garden.
Plant 12 feet apart in a sunny location and in a site where good air circulation is available. Lilacs are widely tolerant of soils, but prefer good drainage and a nearly neutral soil, supplemented with organic matter. Lilacs will benefit from light shade during the afternoon hours in southern areas. Some of the S.vulgaris hybrids also are tolerant of pollution.
Because they are shallow rooted, mulching rather than cultivating around the plant, is recommended. Yearly applications of 5-10-5 fertilizer and bone meal, both applied in early spring will promote flowering. Remove spent flower clusters and prune after flowering to keep center open to sunlight. Remove suckers(growth from the base), and prune out some of the older wood periodically to renew the plant.
If Oyster Shell Scale, Lilac Borer, or mildew are a problem, spraying at the first sign of these troubles will control them. In some rare instances, where mature Lilacs prove reluctant to flower, root pruning may encourage flower production. This is done by using a spade to cut down into the soil around the plant at the drip line of the branches. Old plantings may be rejuvenated by cutting back all old growth to ground level in early spring and allowing new vigorous growth to replace it.
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