Lottah Nursery Tasmania, Australia

Syringa vulgaris 'P. P. Konchalovskii'

Syn. 'Kolesnikov #388' and various other spellings

Bred by the most prolific of Russian hybridizers, Leonid Kolesnikov, this was raised from (['Victor Lemoine' x 'Jules Simon'] x 'President Poincare') and introduced in 1956.

'Konchalovskii' bears very fragrant fully double flowers in large clusters, mainly of blue tinged with lilac.

It has been claimed by lilac enthusiasts that the Russian cultivars sport some of the most vivid colors available in lilacs; we feel that our images on this website lend credence to this claim.

The Lilac Register reports that this variety could have been named after the Russian painter Pyotr Konchalovski.

Growth at the nursery has been vigorous; it is expected to grow into a largish suckering shrub 3 x 2m.

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Syringa vulgaris 'P. P. Konchalovskii'

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