Syringa vulgaris Sensation
Syringa 'Sunsation'


Lilac 'Sensation' has unique purple buds that open to deep magenta purple flowers with distinct white picotee edges. The blooms are highly fragrant and appear in great masses in late spring when they will fill the air with their sweet scent. Lilacs are ideal for pollinator-friendly gardens.  Large lilac shrubs like 'Sunsation' can also be pruned into small trees. 


  • Height: 2.4-3.7 m (8-12 ft)
  • Spread: 2.4-3.7 m (8-12 ft)
  • Hardiness: Zone 3-8
  • Sun or Shade: full sun
  • Bloom Time: spring
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: purple and white
  • Nature Attraction: butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Lilacs are generally very easy care shrubs. Plant them in full sun in moist, well drained soil. Lilacs do not like wet sites especially in the winter. Pruning should be done after spring bloom. Pruning will keep the shrub dense and well shaped and increase the amount of flowers.