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Sensation Lilac

Sensation Lilac

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Dramatic, bicolor blooms of purple, elegantly trimmed in white, cover this lilac in early to mid spring, filling the air with their sweet scent. Beautiful as a border shrub or a colorful hedge. Blooms are complemented by heart-shaped foliage. Adds distinctive flair to cut-flower bouquets. Grows 10-15' tall; spreads 10-12' in full sun to partial shade. Lilac can easily be trimmed to a shorter height. Ships in 4" pots. Zones 4-7. Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation' Deer tend to avoid.

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Gardening Details for Sensation Lilac

Botanical Name: Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'
Common Name: Sensation Lilac
Form: Deciduous woody shrub
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 10 - 10 feet
Spread: 6'
Spacing: 6'
Hardiness Zone: 4-7
Flowering Date: Early to mid spring.
Winter Care: None, except to mulch the first winter if fall planted.
Type of Fruit: n/a
Shipping Season: Spring
Flower Color: purple
Flower Form: Enormous, tall, trusses 8" - 10" + of single flowers.
Foliage Type: Slightly bluish-green, glabrous, heart shaped leaves 4" - 5" long.
Resistance: Good to P & D problems, somewhat susceptible to mildew
Pruning: Only to maintain shape. Lilacs can easily be trimmed to a shorter height. After flowering
Pruning Time: After flowering
Soil Requirement: Well drained, humus enriched.
Additional Information: It improves the looks of the plant to remove spent flower heads
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My favorite part of spring Review by Emily - Berwyn, IL
Posted on 2014-05-08

I purchased this 5 years ago. It bloomed in the 3rd and 4th years. I realized early on that I'd chosen a location that wasn't quite big enough, so I risked transplanting it after last year's bloom. Surprisingly, it just kept growing, and it's beginning to bloom more 'sensationally' than ever. And the scent! It's my favorite part of my spring garden.

Wow Review by Ada Hirsch - Westminster, SC
Posted on 2014-04-27

I got this beautiful lilac about 4 years ago. It just now bloom with three big beautiful flowers . It is wroth the wait. I'm in the south near the mountains and it does very well. If you want something different then other yarns get this lilac plant.

Sensation Lilac Review by Sandi
Posted on 2013-08-15

"I planted this in a half sun/shade spot... took years to see blooms. This is my favorite lilac from the collection we purchased. I should have planted it in full sun, the sensation lilac is a slow grower, but once established the blooms are so worth the wait. The hue of the dark purple and contrasting white trim make it a joy to admire, the bees love it too."

Beautiful! Review by Netty
Posted on 2013-06-02

I bought this bush several years ago. It was a twig and I was very worried it may never look as pictured. Now it is the picture and some. Now it is so big I may have to cut it back to get down our walk. I have had people stop and ask what it is. I love it my favorite so beautiful when it blooms!

3 years to bloom but well worth the wait Review by remida
Posted on 2013-05-22

3 years to bloom but well worth the wait

Stunning Review by Karen
Posted on 2013-04-27

I LOVE them! I bought one for our first house & 3 for our 2nd & both times I was sorry I didn't put in the contracts that I dig them up to take with me. Their blooms are like NO other. Amazingly beautiful!

The Best in color Review by Carolyn Prenot - Winona, Mn
Posted on 2012-05-03

I bought the Sensation Lilac about 5 or more years ago & have had no trouble with them I personally think they are the most beautiful just liked they are pictured

unimpressive Review by Pat - Spartanburg, SC
Posted on 2012-02-06

"I bought two of these bushes three-going on four years ago. One died the following spring (I accidentally clipped the roots I think). The other has yet to bloom for me, and is a very slow grower. I have done some research that says if it does not get enough cold hours then it will not bloom. I think that I may be too far south. Regardless, I suggest you do your own research and see how lilacs do in your area before ordering these."

Beauty w/ great smell Review by Sonya Cloyd - Ashley, In
Posted on 2011-05-15

"I planted mine about 2 years ago, it is about 4' tall now and is beatiful. Well worth the wait! I love having something different in my yard, this is a bush that you dont' see around in everyone's yard!"

Beautiful Review by Jill - Rockville, MD
Posted on 2010-04-19

"I gave it 4 stars only because it took 5 years to bloom. I only got 2 blooms, but they are stunning looking and such a beautiful scent."

What a Beauty! Review by LilacLover - Syracuse, NY
Posted on 2010-03-31

This lilac is absolutely beautiful and true to the picture flowers are solid bright purple with white edges on every petal. A real standout and the envy of my neighbors. What a joy to plant something a little different and have it bloom true to expectation!

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With bi-colored blooms, the Sensation Lilac plant is sure to cause a stir during flowering season. These striking Syringa vulgaris Sensation are rare fragrant picotee lilac plants that produce bright purple flowers with equally bright white trimming. Expect this stunning lilac to reach up to 15 feet tall and bear spectacular 10-inch trusses.

Raise the aptly named Sensation Lilac plant, and you'll see why this spectacular beauty earned its name. This astonishing lilac hybrid (Syringa vulgaris Sensation) is considered one of the most brilliantly hued varieties ever developed, and it's the only lilac boasting dazzling picotee edging. Each lilac plant blooms huge 8 to 10-inch trusses bursting with rich purple petals tinged in white. This fragrant picotee lilac also perfumes its surroundings with an intensely sweet scent.
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