Lottah Nursery Tasmania, Australia

Syringa vulgaris Alvan R. Grant

Syn. 'Alvan Grant', 'RAF No. 185'

Raised by Richard Fenicchia by crossing 'Rochester' with 'Mme. Charles Souchet' with name being registered in 1995; first flowering reported to be in 1976.

Flowers are fragrant single purple, cupped, 25 mm across developing from reddish-purple buds.

Reported to be smaller than typical of the species, it is expected to grow into a shrub 2 x 2m.

(click on thumbnail for larger image; more information in Hortscience 31(3):327(1996))

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Syringa vulgaris 'Alvan Grant'

60411-6284 (1, 4, 22, 221)