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Bloomerang® Dark Purple Reblooming Lilac Syringa x

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The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
6' 6'
4' - 6'
4' - 6'
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    Don't settle for lilacs that bloom just once a year - get Bloomerang® lilacs and enjoy months of blooms instead of just weeks.

    Big, bold, and beautiful - that's Bloomerang® Dark Purple lilac. Naturally growing as a handsome, rounded shrub, very large dark purple buds emerge in mid to late spring. These open to a classic deep purple-lilac color and perfume the air for weeks. The plant then takes a brief rest to create new growth before it starts to bloom again in mid to late summer, continuing through frost. 

    Bloomerang lilacs are also noted for their exceptional disease resistance - no worries about ugly white or brown foliage to spoil the floral show. And like other lilacs, it is sun-loving and deer resistant, so it makes an easy care choice for years of beauty.

    Bloomerang Dark Purple lilac is featured in our "Two-Timer" magazine ad.

    Top reasons to grow Bloomerang Dark Purple lilac:

    - It's reblooming! It doesn't only bloom once in spring - it also blooms summer through fall.

    - Disease resistant. Doesn't get ugly from fungus and bacteria like older lilacs can.

    - Neat, rounded shape looks good in the landscape or garden.


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    Fragrant Flower
    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 72 Inches
    48 - 84 Inches
    48 - 72 Inches
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    Plant Needs

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    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
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    Late Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Fall
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    Mid Fall
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    Early Spring
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    Late Fall
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Spring
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    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Needs Good Drainage
    Uses Notes: 

    A classic addition to foundation plantings and mixed borders. Bloomerang lilac is also a popular choice for planting in decorative containers - learn more here. 

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Plant only in full sun and well-drained soil; lilacs cannot tolerate soggy, wet conditions. 

    The rebloom of Bloomerang lilac occurs on the new growth the plant creates after its spring bloom. For the best rebloom, it's vital that the plant grows vigorously during late spring and early summer. Do this by keeping it well-watered and mulched and in plenty of sun (six hours a day at least). If you wish to fertilize it, you may do so in early spring, once the ground has thawed, and again in late spring, after it blooms. 

    If you want to prune Bloomerang lilac, do so immediately after its spring bloom. Never cut it back in fall, winter, or early spring - doing so will remove the spring flower buds. It is not necessary to prune Bloomerang lilac in order for it to rebloom. However, giving it a light trim after blooming does remove the developing seed heads (they look like green bananas, and some people don't care for the way they look on the plant), providing a neater look, and encourages more new growth for reblooming. Trimming after blooming will delay the rebloom by a few weeks compared to an untrimmed Bloomerang lilac.

    Like nearly all lilacs, Bloomerang lilac actually requires a period of cold weather in order to bloom well. This is why lilacs are not typically suited to warmer climates. However, they are very, very cold tolerant and thrive in climates as cold as USDA zone 3.

    Fun Facts: 

    The botanical name of lilac, Syringa (suh-RIN-gah), is from the Greek word syrinx, which means tube. This is because the stems of lilac contain a spongy pith which can be remove, leaving a hollow tube that has traditionally been used to create pan-pipes.

    Bloomerang® Dark Purple Syringa x 'SMSJBP7' USPP 26,549, Can 5,076
  • 23 Reviews

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    • Certainly not 15 reviews on here. One review is posted half a dozen times. Very disingenuous of the website. Cannot trust them, I assume.

      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 46 weeks ago
    • Fertilized with bone meal (nature's care organic) and slow-release milorganite (contains iron) once planted in the ground. I used 1/4-1/2 inch of mulch. Very happy so far. I had expected to only have 3 viable plants out of 6 but pleasantly surprised all 6 are still going. The leaves wrinkle from heat stress (mid to upper 90s) as well as water stress. During the worst of the heat was either watering every day or every other day. No flowers yet but expecting this may take 2-3 years given the starting size of 3 inches. Currently around 1ft with the most aggressive growing plants to 5 inches on the slower ones after 2 months in my care.

      Jesse Sokolow
      , New York
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I planted a bank of these nearly three years ago. I love fragrant plants in my garden and was so looking forward to the beautiful blooms and scent. The plants have grown beautifully, but they barely flower at all. I am in zone 7b and we did have a very temperate winter this past year. But the first 2 winters we had a decent cold snap. I only trim them immediately after the first flower, just to keep them from looking straggly. I am torn. They are lovely, healthy plants, but without the blooms they are just another big green bush in a bed I designed for them to provide a beautiful fragrant backdrop. I obviously can do nothing to change my geography or the climate, but I would love any suggestions. I may try not pruning at all next year, but it looks like I have another flower less summer on my hands.

      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • So pretty! I am a beginning gardener so I rely on the information on the tag and look for Proven Winners plants. Definitely not disappointed. Planted this beauty June 2019. It had a few blooms that summer but I wasn't overly worried because the plant itself was healthy looking and filled out some. We had a very long winter with a freeze/thaw cycle in late December. This concerned me. I had read that that type of winter was worse than sustained cold. To my surprise and delight, not only did the lilac survive, it is thriving and loaded with fragrant blooms! Can't wait for a second flush of flowers. Especially love that it ihas a wonderful display of colour and form with almost no maintenance. Win, win for a novice gardener.

      Peggy Loughran
      , New Brunswick
      , Canada
      , 1 year ago
    • I love this plant ,It's so hardy petite beautiful smelling and color shrub.

      Judy monroe
      , New York
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Do not plant this lilac if rabbits live in your area! This late winter Jan-Feb 2020, was mild in our area and the rabbits devoured the two Bloomerangs I planted last Summer! They first stripped the bark off and then nibbled off ALL the branches down to 8-10" from an originally healthy 5 gallon container plant. The extremely interesting observation in our garden was I had also purchased some "Miss Kim" lilacs and planted them in the same beds. The rabbits nibbled a bit, knocked off a branch or two and then left them completely alone!!! They are still full sized 5g plants.

      Alan Kruck
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • This lilac laid down its roots the first year after planting. It did grow in height and width steadily and its blooms were teeny. By the 2nd season, this spring/summer, it had grown substantially and so far, has had a major full-bush bloom of very fragrant flowers. LOVE IT!! I added some fertilizer to the base of the plant according to PW instructions to help it bloom again, we shall see!

      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Tiny little guy, who grew like crazy after panting in the spring of 2016. Survived a dry, hot summer with weekly watering and I even had one blossom show up in July! Can't wait to see it bloom more next spring.

      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • I planted this in 2015 and after a long hot summer and being buried in snow all winter it has come up this spring with new growth and flowers. It is still a bit leggy and needs more growing time but I can see this is going to be a great plant

      Jennifer Winship
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 5 years ago
    • Fantastic...showstopper, talk of the party.

      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 8 years ago
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