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. Deer tend to avoid. Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'
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.