'Bloomerang Purpink' Reblooming Lilac

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Characteristics

Plant Needs

This product won’t be available to ship until 4/15/24 or until your grow zone indicates it’s ready to plant.

Get ready to debate! Are the flowers on Bloomerang® Purpink a lovely shade purple or are they pale pink? We couldn’t decide, so we combined them in the name to let you decide. The real conversation starts when you see just how many blooms it puts out in the spring and again later on in the summer. It’s one of the most prolific rebloomers in our series, which is saying something! It belongs in a highly visible spot in your garden, like near a front door or by your driveway.

Why grow Bloomerang® Purpink lilac?

  • Unique coloring starts conversations and encourages multiple visits to the garden
  • Incredible continuous bloom and rebloom
  • Reliable disease resistance
  • Fragrant
  • Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
  • Resists: Deer

Characteristics

Plant Type:

Shrub

Height Category:

Medium

Garden Height:

36 - 60 Inches

Spacing:

24 - 36 Inches

Spread:

24 - 36 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Green

Flower Colors:

Purple

Flower Shade:

Lavender

Foliage Shade:

Green

Habit:

Mounded

Container Role:

Thriller

Attracts:

Bees, Butterflies

Resists:

Deer, Disease

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Sun

Maintenance Category:

Moderate

Bloom Time:

Continuous Bloom, Rebloomer, Spring, Summer

Hardiness Zones:

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Water Category:

Average, Needs Good Drainage

Soil PH Category:

Alkaline Soil, Neutral Soil

Uses:

Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Landscape, Mass Planting

Light Requirement:

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).

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®PurpinkSyringax pubescens'SMNSPTP'USPP 35,123, Can PBRAF

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