Syringa meyeri Flowerfesta Purple (‘Anny200809’) (PBR)
repeat flowering dwarf lilac
- within 2 weeks
- 3 litre pot
- Standard £4.95
This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil
- Rate of Growth: average
- Flowering period: April and May, then intermittently until October
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Producing larger than average (in comparison to other Syringa meyeri forms) sprays of sweetly scented flowers, which usually appear repeatedly from mid-spring to mid-autumn, Flowerfesta Purple really lives up to its name. It's relatively compact too, so will happily flourish in a larger pot - and given its showy nature, it definitely merits a spot in the garden.
- Garden care: In mid summer remove the faded flower heads carefully using secateurs to avoid damaging the young shoots. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in early spring.