This latest member in the exceptional Bloomerang® series of fragrant, reblooming Lilacs is taller, with larger flower clusters arrayed luxuriantly on dense branches. Deep purple buds and lavender-blue florets create a striking spring color show followed by intermittent late summer displays. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety. 'SMSJBP7' PPAF
Bloomerang® forms a bushy plant with small leaves. Its bloodline includes four different Lilac species (it's a hybrid of Syringa patula x macrophylla x meyeri x juliana). Plants bloom heavily in the spring, take a resting period, and then start up again in mid-summer and continue until cold weather. The second period of bloom is not as full as that in the spring, but still showy.
Plants are best pruned right after the spring bloom, as this creates a fuller shrub with more branches and thus more flowers. Every stem can produce flowers in summer. Bloomerang® is mildew resistant, too.
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.