I did everything wrong with my little shrub and it hung on for two years. I decided to repot and found I had left it in very wet dense soil. I mixed up much fluffier batch and started over. It was now growing some. Over the fall and winter it has grown more branches and is poised for its first spring bloom. I think I know why they are called Proven Winners. Hard to kill is not a pleasant brand name. I’m looking forward to more good things with this one.
Scent and Sensibility™ Pink Lilac Syringa x
This variety is no longer available from Proven Winners®. Alternatives include: Bloomerang® Purpink.
Fragrant. Pink flowers. Deer-resistant. Rebloomer.Fragrant FlowerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerAttracts:ButterfliesResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:24 - 36 InchesSpacing:48 - 72 InchesSpread:48 - 72 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Early FallBloom Time:Mid FallBloom Time:Early SpringBloom Time:Late FallBloom Time:Mid SpringBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Landscape, containersMaintenance Notes:
Moist, well drained soil in full sun. Fertilize with a controlled release fertilizer in early spring. May be trimmed after spring bloom.
A sweet delight for spring gardens! This dwarf lilac is wider than it is tall, and produces copious dark pink buds which open to soft, lilac-pink flowers. It is very fragrant. Scent and Sensibility came out of the same breeding program as Bloomerang lilac but although it does have repeat flowers through the summer, it does not rebloom strongly enough to be part of the Bloomerang lilac family. But we loved the habit and flowering so much that we had to introduce it. We think it will be a delightful little plant for smaller landscapes, providing lots of color and fragrance in a compact package.Scent and Sensibility™ Pink Syringa x 'SMSXPM' USPP 26,548, Can 5,077
53413121Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
Lesley Behr, California, United States, 47 weeks ago
I am extremely pleased with this shrub. The second flush is fully out now. Low maintenance and high aroma!Tracy, Canada, 1 year ago
It's a nice compact lilac. Had lovely fragrance in spring. But it has not rebloomed since spring and it has not lived upto is claim. I planted it in early Apr. I have it sitting in full sun and it gets plenty of water. It's by my supertunias and gets plenty of feed as well. It's now Jul. I'm in zone 5b.Shweta R, Illinois, United States, 1 year ago
Love the smell of this lilac and it blooms nicely but my plant grew 8’ tall in zone 7b.Laurie, Georgia, United States, 1 year ago
This plant has a very sweet fragrance that you can smell over a hundred feet away! Highly recommend it.....Teresa Borgmann, Indiana, United States, 4 years ago