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2014 LILAC
Availability

President Lincoln

Very Few available!!!!!A Beautiful Single fragrant sky blue Lilac. Mildew resistant. Large heart shaped leaves. Very hardy and does sucker some. John Dunbar was very instrumental in Highland Park as a Superintendent for years!  He cultivated many new liacs with Lincoln being one of his most famous .1916



Sensation
This Fun Lilac is a must in every collection! Blooms young and prolific! The single 4 petal purple color reminds me of  a true purple crayon. Mild scent.The white outer stripe frames the petals of this showstopper! 8-12'  
1938 Eveleens Maarse





Betsy Ross
Very few available!!!!!An early blooming single white bloomer. Better suited for warmer climates than some lilacs.





Ludwig Spaeth
Very large panicles of single Deep Purplish-Red small flowers. Mid-season bloomer. Very Fragrant! A wonderful deep dark sought after purple!
 1883




Primrose
The very sought after Yellow Lilac. This creamy white Lilac gets yellower with age. A very fast grower! Small flowers grace this bush later in the season. A prolific bloomer and very unusual! Plant next to a blue for a dramatic color effect. Do not be fooled by bright color edited mail order photos! Mild scent. 8-12'  
1949 Maarse G.

Esther Staley
Early spring bloomer. Red buds open to single pink flowers. Very fragrant and hardy. 8-10' 




Beauty of Moscow
(Krasavitsa Moskvy')
AVAILABILITY UNKNOWN YET
Outstanding Double white with Blush pink buds. Very dense panicles. One of the Most Fragrant Lilacs!!! If you don't want a white lilac , you will after seeing and smelling these blooms! 8-12'
1963 kolesnikov



Monge
A rich dark red-purple, large single florets. The petals have a beautiful pinched twist to them! Extremely fragrant.
 1913 Lemoine



      




Charles Joly
A double DARK red! Still one of the finest lilacs in its class! The phonographs just don't show the deep dark color! The top picture shows how they lighten as they stay open , but still darker than captured here. You need to come and see her your self!!  Extremely fragrant.
1896 Lemoine







Madame Lamoine
Marvelously fragrant, double, pure white flowers on dense panicles. A french Hybrid that gows very large. Beautiful with clamatis grown at the base to intermingle for summer color!








Belle de Nancy
LIMITED AMOUNT
A very old French Hybrid since 1563. Often called THE French Lilac. Bloomer of double pink/lavender fragrant flowers!



Syringa Vulgaris Oleaceae
The Common Lilac
Native originally to Europe, this typically violet colored, very fragrant shrub, can grow up to 15' in height. It suckers and spreads with age. Single petal flowers vary from lavender to white. No fall foliage colors. Blooms in mid to late spring. There are said to be somewhere between 1,000 and 2,000 named hybrids of Syringa Vulgaris, commonly referred to as French hybrids. This is not meaning all origin from France. Nearly 50 hybrids were developed  by former horticulturists of Highland Park in Rochester,NY. Richard Fenicchia (1908-1997), from Rochester, is probably our most famed!

Many of these photos were found with free copyrights given. We apologize if we have taken any photos where permission was needed. As more of our own Lilacs become available for photos, we will replace many. Please remember each camera and computer screen will vary in color. We have tried to choose pictures to best represent each variety as seen on our computer screen. If you would like to submit photos with credit, we would be pleased to use them.