‘Sensation’ is a pretty sensational ‘picotee’ lilac variety and it’s the only one like it in the world! The blossoms are what makes the difference; with purple to wine red, single flowers that are edged in white, sweetly fragrant and are arranged in dense clusters. It is an upright, deciduous shrub, which grows 8-10′ tall. Lilac flowers are beloved for bouquets and ‘Sensation’ is sure to make any arrangement a knockout! When in bloom, hummingbirds and butterflies are drawn to them. They also look great with peonies or roses. The Lilac is a very common ornamental plant in gardens and parks because of the attractive, sweet smell of its flowers. It grows best in a sunny location.
The Lilac is a reliable spring-flowering shrub for cold winter landscapes. They are excellent as a specimen/accent or in small groups, shrub borders, hedges or screens. Lilacs are also great for cottage gardens and as margins of woodland gardens. Great cut flower. If you want to attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies to your landscape, lilacs are a great choice for this. The characteristics that make these species so visually appealing – showy flowers, winter color – are some of Nature’s most powerful draws for the animal kingdom. Turn your yard into a naturally balanced eco-system! You’re sure to enjoy these plants for a lifetime. They provide food, shelter, and nesting. Plant your backyard sanctuary today!