Lottah Nursery Tasmania, Australia
Syn. 'Annabel', 'Annabelle'
Bred by Hawkins in 1948 from S. oblata ssp. dilatata, and named after his wife; name registered in 1953; cultivar introduced in 1956.
Almost indistinguishable from the vulgaris cultivars, this is one of the earliest of the common lilac types to emerge. Florets are double, mid-pink and fragrant.
Typical of the hybrid, it is expected to grow into a largish suckering shrub 3 x 2m
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50419-6057 (2, 8, 28, 82)