Sensation Lilac

Sensation Lilac

Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'


Was $15.95
SALE $11.17
Buy 3+ at Was $13.95 ea
SALE $11.17 ea
This fragrant picotee Lilac is the only one of its kind in the world with masses of large wine-red blossoms, each petal edged in crisp white with a silvery luster! Zones 4 to 7.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Hummingbirds love it!
Debbie from CT wrote (February 02, 2015):
This is an outstanding lilac for its beauty, and I always cut the blooms to bring inside. Last year I decided to leave them and I was rewarded with hummingbird sightings! It seems that this is a major attraction for hummingbirds here in the northeast.
Lilac Sensation
Kelli Severs from IL wrote (October 30, 2014):
I love this lilac. It is easy to maintain and I have 2 of these growing on the east side of my house and I trim them to grow like trees. They are 6 years old now and full of beautiful blooms every year. I put one near my bedroom window for the shade and the wonderful aroma every spring.
Amazing lilac
Carol from NM wrote (April 30, 2012):
A client has one of these lovely lilac in her yard bought from this company 12 years ago!!! If it can grow here it can grow (and be lovely) anywhere. I loved it so much she purchased one for my birthday!!! Thank you!
Syringa
Lilac

Planting:

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.


Maintenance:

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.


Zones:

Zones 3-7

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