Syringa Bloomerang Dark Purple ('Smsjbp7') (PBR)
repeat flowering lilac
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil
- Rate of Growth: average
- Flowering period: April and May, then intermittently until October
- Other features: repeat flowering
- Hardiness: fully hardy
One of the new breed of lilacs, which has a main flush of flowers in spring, but then carries on flowering intermittently right through until mid-autumn. The flowers are a rich pinkish purple and they open from darker coloured buds, so the overall effect is very colourful. The scent is good too.
- Garden care: In mid summer remove the faded flower heads carefully using secateurs to avoid damaging the young shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.