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Bloomerang® Purple Reblooming Lilac Syringa x

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Exposure
  • Sun

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
  • Fall
Mature Size
60" 60"
Height
48 - 60"
Spread
48 - 60"

This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 7

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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    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

    Plant Type: 
    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
  • 35 Reviews

    • Planted last fall. Bloomed minimally thus spring and nothing since. Looks healthy and continues to grow but disappointed with performance. I envisioned lilac scent in patio sitting area for 3 seasons.

      Jane
      Massachusetts
      United States
      6 min ago
      Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    • This plant has not lived up to its description. Planted last year, it bloomed in spring, and I removed the spent blooms for aesthetics. It did not rebloom last year. So this year, after it’s beautiful spring bloom, I decided not to trim to see if that would encourage reblooming. Well, I have one skimpy blossom at the end of scrawny two foot long branches,. The plant looks wild and scraggly. I’m very disappointed and will probably remove it next spring and replace it. I’m very sad as I love lilacs, and thought this would be perfect in my space. I feel it was an expensive loss for me.

      Lynn
      Michigan
      United States
      6 days ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • The plant bloomed heavily in the spring, but did not rebloom. It looks healthy, but no sign of reblooming.

      Debra Horrall
      Ohio
      United States
      4 weeks ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    • Pretty flowers, this lilac has been easy care and lots of blooms

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

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

      Jen
      British Columbia
      Canada
      1 year ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • 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.

      boops
      New York
      United States
      1 year ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    • 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.

      Glenn Means
      Texas
      United States
      2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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.

      p8ryts
      3 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • 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

      Richard Hotchkiss
      Michigan
      United States
      4 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
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