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Sensation Lilac

Unusual bicolor flowers
Sensation Lilac

Sensation Lilac

Unusual bicolor flowers

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$24.99

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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.
  • Zone 4-7
  • Height 10 - 13 feet
  • Flowering Date Early to mid spring.
  • Sun Exposure Full Sun

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    Product Details

    • Botanical Name: Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'
    • Common Name: Sensation Lilac
    • Form: Deciduous woody shrub
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
    • Height/Habit: 10 - 13 feet
    • Spread: 6 feet
    • Spacing: 6 feet
    • 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
    • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR

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    Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

    Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

    *Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

    2017 Spring Shipping Schedule
    Zone All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
    1A-4B 5/1/17 - 6/5/17
    5A 4/3/17 - 6/5/17
    5B 3/20/17 - 6/5/17
    6A & 6B 3/6/17 - 6/5/17
    7A & 7B 2/27/17 - 6/5/17
    8A & 8B 2/20/17 - 5/15/17
    9A - 10B 2/13/17 - 5/15/17
    Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 9th, 2017
    Zones 8-10: May 19th, 2017

    Ratings & Reviews

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    My favorite part of spring
    May 8, 2014  |  
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    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
    Apr 27, 2014  |  
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    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
    Aug 15, 2013  |  
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    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!
    Jun 2, 2013  |  
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    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
    May 22, 2013  |  
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    3 years to bloom but well worth the wait


    Stunning
    Apr 27, 2013  |  
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    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
    May 3, 2012  |  
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    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
    Feb 6, 2012  |  
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    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
    May 15, 2011  |  
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    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
    Apr 19, 2010  |  
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    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!
    Mar 31, 2010  |  
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    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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