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Sensation Lilac

Unusual bicolor flowers

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

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71029-Sensation Lilac

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Sensation Lilac

Description
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.
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameSyringa vulgaris 'Sensation'
  • Type of Fruitn/a
  • Ships As4'' POT
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread6 feet
  • Spacing6 feet
  • Hardiness Zone4-7
  • Flowering DateEarly to mid spring.
  • Planting InstructionsSet at same soil level as in container, firm and water well.
  • Winter CareNone, except to mulch the first winter if fall planted.
  • Flower Color:purple
  • Flower FormEnormous, tall, trusses 8" - 10" + of single flowers.
  • Foliage TypeSlightly bluish-green, glabrous, heart shaped leaves 4" - 5" long.
  • Borders1
  • Pruning TimeAfter flowering
  • FragranceVery, intense.
  • ResistanceGood to P & D problems, somewhat susceptible to mildew
  • Soil RequirementWell drained, humus enriched.
  • PruningOnly to maintain shape. Lilacs can easily be trimmed to a shorter height. After flowering
  • Additional InformationIt improves the looks of the plant to remove spent flower heads
  • Unique CharactersticsVery colorful and showy. Very floriferous once established.An outstanding lilac noted for its large trusses of purplish-red florets edged in white. Mid-season bloomer typically flowers in mid-May. Branches are erect and open with rich green foliage. Deciduous.
  • Shipped4'' POT
  • Height/Habit10 - 13 feet
  • Growth RateMedium
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

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.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
5A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 4th, 2018
Zones 5-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

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Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Ratings and Reviews
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(11 customer 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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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
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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!
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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
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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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