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.
Bloomerang® Purple Reblooming Lilac Syringa x
- Hardy Zones
- 3 - 7
- Mature Size
- 48 - 60 Inches
Reblooming lilac blooms from spring and again from mid-summer to frost. Small habit fits into any garden. Good for cutting. Fragrant. Deer resistant.
A classic addition to foundation plantings and mixed borders.
Requires well-drained soil and full sun. Remove spent blooms promptly to encourage reblooming. Prune to shape after blooming. Flower production may decline during extremely hot summers but will resume when temperatures cool in fall. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in the spring. This variety has good powdery mildew resistance.
When we say this lilac is a two-timer, we mean it in the nicest possible way! Enjoy classic lilac fragrance for months instead of weeks! A revolutionary new kind of lilac, Bloomerang blooms in spring and then again throughout the summer. It does go through a rest period in the heat of the summer, then flowers. While traditional lilac varieties bloom for a few short weeks in spring, Bloomerang's fragrant flowers continue until frost. This compact, mounded variety fits easily into any landscape, and is ideal as a foundation planting or as part of the mixed border. You can even include it into perennial beds.
- p8ryts36 weeks 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 aroundRichard HotchkissSheridanMichiganUnited States1 year ago
Tried 2 plants 2 different years - did not survive the season, much less over the winter.Kathryn SimmonsAmarilloTexasUnited States1 year ago
Love this Lilac Bush, smells great, planted near to my patio, & reblooms wonderful plant!!Dorothy ArmstrongNiagara FallsOntarioCanada2 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 FlowersBrenda IlligChicopeeMassachusettsUnited States2 years ago
at first I was not impressed with this shrub's performance. it took three summers before it produced any flowers at all. this year though, it exploded with full, fragrant blooms and is easily the most impressive plant on our property. it has also produced a couple suckers this spring, so we get the added bonus of extra lilac shrubs down the road! it took a while, but the boomerang has won me over.tim wMount SterlingIllinoisUnited States2 years ago
It's winter now. My Bloomerang has had 2 summers in the ground and has failed to honor its reputation. It has been fed organically, is planted in full sun, and while it has bloomed in Spring, no rebloom to it. The bush itself is spindly and airy and the blooms rather unremarkable compared to my common lilac. It has one more year with me.....these are not inexpensive and I try to never give up on a plant, but I would rather have something that pleases me.MarshaBelews CreekNorth CarolinaUnited States3 years ago
Excellent plant...healthy, hearty and blooms several times summer through autumn. Grows quickly.k.m.brantfordOntarioCanada3 years ago
What a treat the lilac has been! The perfect lilac for a container or small area.Zoe AnnRaleighNorth CarolinaUnited States3 years ago
Purchased 5 of these Bloomarang in Spring of 2012. Pretty pathetic that year. I almost pulled them out and threw them away. Instead I decided to trim them pretty hard that Fall, fed with Hollytone for acid loving plants. So very glad I did not discard them. They are absolutely BEAUTIFUL this spring 2013. Thick, full and as covered in blooms as the PW picture. Hoping they will bloom as well this FallZolaSeymourTennesseeUnited States3 years ago