We can find a lot of garden opportunities for this dwarf, reblooming Lilac, and we think you will, too. Clusters of purple-pink, sweet-scented flowers cover its branches in spring, take a resting period, and then start up again in midsummer and continue until cold weather.
To encourage rebloom after the first strong flush of blossoms, deadhead spent blooms to keep new flowers coming. The second period of bloom is not as full as that in the spring, but still showy.
Bloomerang® fits in small spaces and is an excellent choice for a fragrant, low hedge. It performs best in full sun with one light application of an organic seaweed extract, fish emulsion, or slow-release fertilizer in early spring. Its bloodline includes four different Lilac species (it's a hybrid of Syringa patula x macrophylla x meyeri x juliana). This fine breeding has made Bloomerang® mildew resistant, too. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety. 'Penda' PP 20,575
Lilacs are among the best-known, classic spring-flowering shrubs. For generations of reliable bloom and sweet fragrance, generally before Memorial Day, these sturdy shrubs are in a class by themselves. Most Lilacs prefer full sun and neutral to slightly alkaline soil.