Oleaceae. This lilac cultivar is an upright, deciduous shrub which grows up to 4.5m. tall. Deep purple to wine red, sweetly fragrant, single flowers with white edges are arranged in dense, pyramidal, terminal panicles which cover this shrub in late April to early May.
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade, but best bloom is in full sun. Prefers rich, moist, neutral soils. Needs good air circulation. Prompt removal of faded flower panicles before seed set will increase bloom in the following year. Prune immediately after flowering.
Ht. 4.5m. Garden Origin. ***