Lilacs in Bloom

May 8, 2014

Syringa vulgaris 'Prince Notger'

Lilacs in Bloom

Syringa vulgaris 'Prince Notger'

Syringa vulgaris ‘Prince Notger’ (Acc. # 3001-1*A (Photo: Kyle Port)

Lilacs are starting to bloom and should provide some lovely fragrance on Lilac Sunday. Not all lilacs are equally fragrant though; read Jack Alexander’s description of a nose-powered study of the lilac collection. Seen here is Syringa vulgaris ‘Prince Notger’ (accession 3001-1*A), one of many fragrant cultivars of common lilac.
Arnoldia 56/1 1996 [pdf]

— Nancy Rose, Editor of Arnoldia

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