Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac

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Blooms twice a year for double the fragrance! The Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac (Syringa x 'SMSJBP7') is a deciduous shrub with outstanding, returning fragrant flowers! Just as the name implies, Bloomerang® will give you a burst of spring color, then boomerang back to give you another blast of floral vibrancy from mid-summer through fall!

While some Lilac varieties will provide only weeks of floral radiance, Bloomerang® will keep going for months! The Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac is a clear improvement over the original variety, providing a much larger cluster of deeply-hued flowers for perfuming your indoor vases as well. The blooms are long-lasting on the shrub and in your bouquets, and just a few will perfume your entire space!

This Proven Winners® ornamental shrub will grow 4-6 feet tall with an equal spread. It has a compact, mounded nature, and can be easily trimmed back after its spring bloom time (if you prefer a more manicured shape). Reblooming Lilacs like these have deep purple flower buds and improved disease resistance!

Wildlife loves Bloomerang® and it's a strong grower that will produce well while requiring little from you in return. As if the bright, repeating display weren't enough, Bloomerang® acts as an irresistible draw to butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds with its rich fragrance! They usually pass this shrub by in favor of tastier meals except in times of desperation.

Planting and Application:

This variety of Lilac would be a terrific choice as a floral border along your property line, or as a colorful hedge to brighten that bare, exterior wall of your garage. These will even do well in containers for your patio!

Bloomerang® Lilacs look amazing in mixed-borders and foundation plantings where their three seasons of interest really can show off! Try mixing up your living fences by mixing multiple types of Lilacs for a wide variety of color and bloom times! Or mix with other Bloomerang® varieties for pinks, lavenders, and purples twice a year!

That same compelling aroma is sure to tempt you into cutting a few branches for your kitchen table bouquets, making this remarkable Lilac variety a beneficial plant both inside your home and out. Birds and wildlife love the shelter and the leaves provide shade and shelter for you as well, so use strategically around seating areas and your property to best use these multi-purpose shrubs!

A focal point that will add eye-catching curb appeal making traffic-slowing down to have a look! Be the envy of your neighborhood with a row separating your property from the road! Screen your property from an eyesore on a busy side street, or your backyard from a nosy neighbor with these fragrant blooming shrubs neither side of the fence will mind having between them! Create garden vignettes by planting a curved row of these impressive shrubs around a focal point, garden seating or sculpture!

  • Larger Deep-Purple Flower Clusters
  • Long-Lasting Display of Fragrant Blooms
  • Repeat Blooming Spring & Fall
  • Smaller Space-Saving Size!
  • Three-Season Interest
  • Wildlife & Pollinator Friendly
  • Work Well as a Cut Flower, Screen, Hedge & Specimen Shrub

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Hardy in USDA zones 4-7, grow your Lilacs in an area with good air circulation. Bloomerang® prefers a full sun location and must have well-drained soil that is moderately moist. Be sure to keep high-nitrogen lawn fertilizer away from the roots. Lilac also tolerates partial sun or part shade in warmer climates, especially during the hot afternoon summer heat. (But you may see smaller or fewer blooms in less sun). Mulch to keep the roots cool and hold in moisture.

Remember you should not prune your Lilac until the first set of flowers finishes in late spring, and then you can reduce the size or shape, or remove the old flower heads by giving the shrub a light trim. Follow these easy Pruning steps for the best flowering.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Easy to Grow & Low Maintenance
  • Adaptable to Many Soil Types
  • Moderate Moisture & Mulched Beds
  • Prune Immediately After First Spring Flowering Only

Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac delivers a "blooming boomerang" of floral brilliance from spring through fall. With its high-performing features and versatile nature, it's certainly an exceptional choice for your home this year! Order yours now!

Frequently Asked Questions

How big do Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilacs get?

The Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac can reach a mature height and width of 4 - 6 feet in optimal conditions.

Are Bloomerang® Lilacs any good?

Both the original Bloomerang® Lilac and the Dark Purple Bloomerang® Lilac are fantastic fragrant shrubs that, unlike regular Lilacs, have a second bloom for your enjoyment!

How do you take care of a Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac?

Provide your Lilac with full sun and well-drained enriched soil that has a good layer of mulch over the soil surface. Water moderately yet consistently and fertilize with a blooming plant fertilizer at least once a year. Prune only immediately after the first flush of spring flowers has faded.

Are Bloomerang® Lilacs fragrant?

Bloomerang® Lilacs not only have one, but two flushes of very fragrant flowers, carrying the distinctive Lilac scent!

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Syringa x 'SMSJBP7'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes