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