Syringa vulgaris 'Monge'

French Lilac

Photo courtesy of Bailey Nursery

  • A favorite since 1913!
  • 9" single red-purple flowers
  • Very fragrant
  • Blue-green leaves
  • Blooms late April-May
Cold Tolerant
Cold Tolerant
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Fast Growing
Fast Growing
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Best planted in  well-drained soil

Very hardy

Fertilize with lilac food in late winter and again immediately after blooming

Pruning should be done soon after flowering is complete

Height: 10-12 ft
Spread: 8-12 ft
Price Level 1: $59.99~#3
Bloom Color: Purple, Red
Zone: 4-7

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Vigorous
  • Fragrant
  • Fast Growing
  • Cold Tolerant

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Dark Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring Bloomer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Songbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained