Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'

French Lilac

Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Mid-to-late season bloomer
  • Unique two-toned flowers of deep purple with white edges
  • Lovely, dark green, heart-shaped leaves
  • Light sweet fragrance
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Songbirds
Attracts Songbirds

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Prefers fertile, well drained soil. Prune just after flowering finishes, before the buds set for next year.

Use Lilac specific food to enhance growth and flowering annually (early spring and immediately after flowering) 

Height: 12-15 ft
Spread: 8-12 ft
Price Level 1: $59.99~#3
Bloom Color: Purple, White
Zone: 3-8

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Fragrant

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Purple

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring Bloomer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained