Lilac Edward J Gardner
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Lilac Edward J Gardner

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$12.95 for 1 plant

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The scoop on Lilac Edward J Gardner

Believed by those in the know to be among the best, if not the best, double pink lilac cultivar available today, Edward J Gardner is an outstanding addition to any landscape. The extra-large florets are clustered into trusses that fill the yard with scent in spring.

Why Grow Edward J Gardner Lilacs?

  • This heirloom cultivar, introduced in 1950, still wins Lilac Society Popularity polls
  • The bloom are heavily scented
  • Double pink lilacs are hard to find; Edward J Gardner is a worthy addition to any landscape
  • This lilac attracts butterflies and is a good spring source of nectar
  • Matures to 8-10 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide; makes an excellent screen or addition to a shrub border
  • Foliage and flowers are not high the the favorite-foods list for deer
Bred by Father John L. Fiala, the legendary plantsman known for furthering the genetics of lilacs and crabapples worldwide. (Anything he introduced deserves a second look.) This selection was named for a nurseryman friend from Wisconsin.
Botanical Name: Syringa vulgaris Edward J. Gardner
Common Name: Lilac Edward J Gardner
Growing Zones: Zones 3-7
Sun/Shade: Full sun for best flowering
Flowers: Blooms in the middle of the lilac season
Flower Color: Light pink
Height: 8-10 feet tall, 6-8 feet wide
Plant/Bulb Size: 1 quart pot, 10-15" tall plant, just starting to leaf out for spring
Bloom Timing: Spring
Pkg. Count: 1 plant