Bloomerang Dark Purple reblooming lilac in the landscape Closeup of the flowers of Bloomerang Dark Purple reblooming lilac Bloomerang Dark Purple lilac planted in front of a brick home
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Tim Wood
Grand Haven, MI, USA

BLOOMERANG® Dark Purple

Lilac - Reblooming

Syringa

'SMSJBP7'

USPP 26,549; CBR 5076

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Bloomerang Dark Purple reblooming lilac in the landscape Closeup of the flowers of Bloomerang Dark Purple reblooming lilac Bloomerang Dark Purple lilac planted in front of a brick home
  • Improved variety
  • Reblooming
  • Award winner
Description

Darker flowers than the original Bloomerang® lilac - and an improved production plant to boot.

Bloomerang® Dark Purple lilac is a bolder, bigger version of the original in every way. Blooms are a very deep purple, particularly in bud. Growers as far south as the Carolinas have reported excellent success in production with this selection.

Awards 2014 Green Thumb Award (Direct Gardening Association)

USDA Zone 3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 4 - 6'

Width 4 - 6'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring - fall

Flower Color Purple

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Prefers neutral to alkaline soils, but is fairly adaptable. Good drainage is imperative.

Pruning Blooms on old and new wood - prune after spring bloom if desired. Doing so will delay rebloom but also encourages it.

Uses Hedges; mixed borders; foundation plantings; specimen.

Growing Tips A light trim after spring bloom neatens the plant's appearance and encourages rebloom, though it does delay it slightly.