LILACBUY is a list of the Lilac varieties we grow on drip line in our fields for sale during our retail plant sale or by mail order at The Flowering Shrub Farm in Voorheesville, NY 12186. Clicking any of the pictures of each variety may open a larger image you can study more closely or save as wallpaper. Click HELP to understand this page better.

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'ANDENKEN AN LUDWIG SPAETH' #086 Lilac with Purple single flowers (10) Syringa vulgaris lilac, Common lilac, hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot and a half per year. 'Ludwig Spaeth' Lilac has single, very dark purple flowers that bloom for several weeks in late spring, (Spaeth, 1883). Click the GROW link above for a description of what we do and when we do it.

'AGINCOURT BEAUTY' #078 Lilac has Purple single flowers Syringa vulgaris, Common lilac, hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot and a half per year. Single deep purple flowers, bloom for several weeks in late spring, (Slater, 1968). Mr Slater (-1982) had a Nursery in Agincourt, Ontario, Canada. First year I take cuttings and grow them until they flower (2 or 3 years) under drip line in the field.

'AUCUBAEFOLIA' #076 French Lilac with Blue double flowers Crop 076 Lilac also called 'Dappled Dawn' Syringa vulgaris, Common lilac, hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot and a half per year. 'Aucubaefolia' is a sport of 'President Grevy', with variegated green and gold leaves, double blue flowers. Introduced by Auguste Gouchault (1851-1936) who was a nurseryman in Orleans, France. Once the lilacs in the field flower we sell them at the plant sale and I over-write the cuttings picture with one that shows how many of that variety we have at the plant sale.

'BELLE DE NANCY' #069 French Lilac with double pink flowers Syringa vulgaris, Common lilacs, hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot and a half per year. The next spring we take those that didn't sell at the previous years plant sale and cut them back to a couple inches tall so that when they grow back they form a thicket (and some of these stems will be taken in june as softwood cuttings).

'CHARLES JOLY' #042 French Lilac with Purple double flowers Syringa vulgaris, Common lilac, hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot and a half per year. Double purple-red flowers bloom for several weeks in late spring, (Lemoine, 1896).

'Clark's Giant' #080 Lilac has single rosy mauve flowers of enormous floret size on Left. Syringa hyacinthaflora Lilac Zones 4 thru 8, 10 feet x 6 feet, single rosy mauve flowers of enormous floret size bloom for several weeks in late May to early June locally with longer bloom in cool conditions and shorter bloom under warm conditions. The first patented Lilac #754 Introduced in 1948 from the Clarke Nursery in San Jose, California.

'CONGO' (Lemoine, 1896) with bright deep reddish flowers or 'MONGE' (Lemoine, 1913) with reddish purple flowers are so similar I really cant tell them apart usually unless they are very large and mature. Syringa vulgaris Hybrid (pots sometimes incorectly labeled as #9), Zones 3 thru 8, 10 feet x 6 feet, flowers bloom for several weeks in late May to early June locally with longer bloom in cool conditions and shorter bloom under warm conditions.

'DARK NIGHT' #081 Lilac has single purple flowers (10), Syringa hyacinthaflora, hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot per year. Should be pink-purple (Class VII) single flowers for several weeks in early spring, (Sobek, 1966). John Sobek is a grower in California. The following year some of those that had been cut back to two inches are divided and returned to the field while others will be transplanted into larger pots for more money.

'DONALD WYMAN' #123 Lilac has single Lavender flowers (S. prestoniae) Zone 3 large lavender-purple flowers (Skinner, 1944). Mr Skinners Nursery was in Dropmore, Manitoba, Canada.

'EDWARD J GARDNER' #082 French Lilac has double Pink flowers Syringa vulgaris, Common lilac, hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot and a half per year. Double pink flowers bloom for several weeks in late spring, the best double pink flowered lilac (Gardner, <1950). Double flowering pink french lilac, one of my favorites. Edward Gardner (1891-1952) was a nurseryman in Horicon, Wisconsin.

'FOREST KRESSER SMITH' #083 Lilac has Lavender single flowers (13), Syringa hyacinthaflora, hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot per year. Single lavender flowers bloom for several weeks in late spring, (Sobek, ).

'JAMES MACFARLANE' #109 Lilac has pink single flowers (14) (S. prestoniae) Zones 4 thru 8, small non-suckering tree that grows to around 9 feet tall, pink flowers for several weeks in late spring that usually begin to bloom a week or so after Syringa vulgaris, commonly referred to as James Macfarland lilac by mistake (Yeager, 1959).

'KRASAVITSA MOSKVY' #084 Lilac has white double flowers from pink buds Syringa vulgaris, Common lilac, hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot and a half per year. (Kolesnikov, 1974).

'MISS CANADA' #087 Lilac has pink single flowers (S. prestoniae) zones 3 thru 8, pink non suckering tree to around 9 feet, zones 4 to 6, sun (Cumming, 1967).

'MME LEMOINE #063 French Lilac has white double flowes Syringa vulgaris, Common lilac, hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot and a half per year. (Lemoine, 1896).

'MICHEL BUCHNER' #045 French Lilac has pink double flowers Syringa vulgaris, Common lilac, hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot and a half per year. (Lemoine, 1885).

'CONGO' (Lemoine, 1896) with bright deep reddish flowers or 'MONGE' (Lemoine, 1913) with reddish purple flowers are so similar I really cant tell them apart usually unless they are very large and mature. Syringa vulgaris Hybrid (pots sometimes incorectly labeled as #9), Zones 3 thru 8, 10 feet x 6 feet, flowers bloom for several weeks in late May to early June locally with longer bloom in cool conditions and shorter bloom under warm conditions.

'NADEZHDA' #072 Lilac has blue double flowers Syringa vulgaris, Common lilac, hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot and a half per year. Double bicolor lilac-blue flowers bloom for several weeks in late spring, (Kolesnikov, <1970). Leonid Kolesnikov (1893-1973) was a hybridist in Moscow, Russia.

'POCAHONTAS' #113 Lilac has purple single flowers Syringa hyacinthaflora lilacs are hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot per year. Purple single flowers for several weeks in spring (introduced by Skinner in 1935). Mr Skinners (1882-1967) Nursery was in Dropmore, Manitoba, Canada.

'PRESIDENT GREVY' #052 Lilac has blue double flowers Syringa vulgaris, Common lilac, hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot and a half per year. Blue flowers (Lemoine, 1886).

'President Lincoln' #376 Lilac with blue-single flowers Syringa vulgaris, Common lilac, hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot and a half per year. We will stick cuttings from this lilac in one gallon pots each spring for mail-order (if they root). Click the blue link for a page that has a collection of pictures of this Lilac from the newsletter. (Dunbar, 1916).

'PRIMROSE' #162 Lilac has yellowish-white single flowers Holden Arboretum derived. Maarse. slower growing, Even though it appears in most photos to be yellow its color is a chalk or creamy yellow that only appears yellow in contrast to white (and sometimes even then isn't what the photos show).

'PURPLE GLORY' #073 Lilac has purple single flowers Syringa hyacinthaflora lilacs are hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot per year. Single bluish-purple flowers that flowers for several weeks in early spring, (Clarke, 1949). Mr Clarke's Nursery was in San Jose, California.

'ROCHESTER' #090 Lilac has white single flowers zones 3 thru 8, single white flowers that bloom for several weeks in late spring to early summer. Difficult to root cuttings we will stool layer this lilac for mail-order.

'SYLVAN BEAUTY' #085 Lilac has purple single flowers

'SARAH SANDS' Purple single flowers Crop 091 Lilac Syringa vulgaris, Common lilac, hardy in zones 3 through 8 and may grow up to a foot and a half per year. Single dark purple flowers bloom for several weeks in late spring to early summer. (Havemeyer, 1943).

'SENSATION' Purple single flowers Crop 092 Lilac (Maarse, 1938).

'SUPERBA' Pink single flowers Crop 129 Lilac, Syringa microphylla 'Superba' (Chenault, 1934). We carry 'Superba' in 1 gallon pots because the plant is distinctive, it blooms when quite small and it is sometimes used as a hedge planted two feet apart.

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