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Bloomerang® Purple Reblooming Lilac Syringa x

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 7
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 48 - 60 Inches
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Occasionally we trim plants to ensure better branching and flowering in your landscape.

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$20.99
Size: Quart
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Bloomerang® Purple Reblooming Lilac Syringa x
Sun 48 - 60

Features

Don't settle for lilacs that bloom just once a year - get Bloomerang® lilac and enjoy months of blooms instead of just weeks.

Bloomerang Purple lilac is the original reblooming lilac. It blooms in spring along with other lilacs, takes a brief rest to put on new growth, then blooms again from mid-summer through fall. A bit smaller than other lilacs, Bloomerang also has a nice, rounded shape that looks great anywhere you plant it in the landscape. Star-like flowers are a beautiful shade of classic lilac purple and are sweetly scented.

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.

Top reasons to grow Bloomerang 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.

Fragrant Flower
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Fall Interest
Attracts: 
Butterflies
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
48 - 60 Inches
Spacing: 
60 - 72 Inches
Spread: 
48 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Lavender
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Moderate
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Bloom Time: 
Early Fall
Bloom Time: 
Mid Fall
Bloom Time: 
Mid Spring
Bloom Time: 
Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Water Category: 
Average
Needs Good Drainage
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
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® Purple Syringa x 'Penda' USPP 20,575, Can 4,071
  • Pretty flowers, this lilac has been easy care and lots of blooms

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Jennifer Winship
    Vernon
    British Columbia
    Canada
    13 weeks ago
  • It bloomed once, proceeded to die, and hasn’t rebloomed this year. I am unhappy with this.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Jen
    Merritt
    British Columbia
    Canada
    22 weeks ago
  • It bloomed once, proceeded to die, and hasn’t rebloomed this year. I am unhappy with this.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Jen
    Merritt
    British Columbia
    Canada
    22 weeks ago
  • I have had this plant for about 4 years, this year the blooms are abundant and the shrub is nice to look at, the flowers, in my opinion, have no noticeable scent and they certainly don't smell like lilacs of the larger species. I purchased this to have that lilac scent when there is a breeze, disappointed in the lack thereof.

    Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    boops
    New York
    United States
    22 weeks ago
  • Bought this rebloomer when it first came out in Home & Gardeen magazine several years ago when I lived near Kansas City, MO. Grew like crazy and after first year getting established, it bloomed all spring, summer and fall. Plant was covered in blooms. Fragrance was fantastic. Just moved to north Texas and have ordered 3 plants. Will see if they do as well in TX as in MO. sour hope so as it drew nothing but great comments from neighbors in MO. Plus I love lilacs and lilac fragrance.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Glenn Means
    Anna
    Texas
    United States
    1 year ago
  • My comment mirrors Tim W from Illinois. took 3-4 years but finally big beautiful blossoms. In my location, southeastern Massachusetts, I have problems with a fungus that attacks certain plants, this was one of them. However, if I spray early and often with fungicide, everything works ok.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    p8ryts
    2 years ago
  • Been Watching it die for about 3 months,it did not look the best when we got it but was the only one they had and the girl said take it and try it she thought it would make it. but wrong now i'm out $30.00 and not happy,but this shrub is what I wanted after checking around

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Richard Hotchkiss
    Sheridan
    Michigan
    United States
    3 years ago
  • Tried 2 plants 2 different years - did not survive the season, much less over the winter.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Kathryn Simmons
    Amarillo
    Texas
    United States
    3 years ago
  • Love this Lilac Bush, smells great, planted near to my patio, & reblooms wonderful plant!!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Dorothy Armstrong
    Niagara Falls
    Ontario
    Canada
    4 years ago
  • I purchased Bloomerang Lilac from a garden club and it was beautiful there... Get it home, plant in ground, water well, looks like it dies. No leaves, No Flowers

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Brenda Illig
    Chicopee
    Massachusetts
    United States
    4 years ago
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