3 litre plant 510598-3L £26.50

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I adore this lilac, with beautiful rich purple buds. Plant this in a shady corner to scent your whole May garden and pick great boughs of it to bring into the house.

Strip most of the leaves and sear the stem ends in boiling water to make this one of the best-ever cut flowers.

Genus Syringa
Variety Charles Joly
Type Perennial
Common Name Lilac
Border Position Back
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 5m (16ft)
Spacing 5m (16ft)
Vase Life Make excellent cut flowers.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Growing and picking Lilacs

Once a garden favourite, this scented flower has fallen out of fashion but Sarah Raven has hopes for a revival.


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