Lottah Nursery Tasmania, Australia

Syringa vulgaris Sensation

This was selected in 1938 by D. E. Maarse from a mutation of the purple 'Hugo de Vries'

'Sensation' is a good descriptive term for this cultivar with deep purple single flowers edged white appearing mid-season. Although the clone is positively ancient by now it is still disposed to revert back to type on occassion. Fragrance is mild.

In 2006 we discovered a whole plant pale pink mutation of 'Sensation' growing in the greenhouse; it is pictured at bottom left.

Typical of the species it grows into a largish shrub 3 x 2m. Tendency to sucker is minimal in early years.

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Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'
Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation' mutation

5543 (1, 5, 43, 183)