Lilac PLANT, MONGE (4' POT) perennial SHRUB
Shrubs for Birds & Wildlife
Lilac ‘Monge’ – an outstandingly showy and fragrant French Hybrid Lilac that produces an abundance of deep reddish purple single flowers. It is a deciduous shrub with enchanting flowers. It is a consistent heavy bloomer and it has the true lilac scent! ‘Monge’ features a mid-spring bloom of fragrant, flowers in large panicles. ‘Monge’ is a Lemoine lilac first introduced in 1913. It typically matures over time to 8-15′ tall and as wide. It is noted for its spring (April-May) bloom of fragrant, single, deep reddish-purple flowers that bloom in showy panicles (each to 9″ long).
Lilacs have an aroma many associates with feelings of “home” or other pleasant memories. The clusters of fragrant purple flowers that adorn the lilac bush in the late spring mean that summer is just around the corner. They make a wonderful cut flower and 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!
Planting Instructions: Widely adaptable to soil type and soil moisture. The plant grows on soils that are moist and moderately fertile, and it is somewhat shade tolerate. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.