Despite its delicate and pretty appearance, the Syringa Vulgaris Lilac is one hardy shrub. It's loved for its purple flowers that have a sweet fragrance to them and it will also attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden.
Too good to just enjoy outdoors, the blooms on the Common Lilac Bush make fantastic cut-flowers for you to bring inside and brighten up your home with.
This plant is a real sun-lover, so position somewhere it can soak up the rays. It's a versatile plant, so is happy to be planted direct into a flowerbed, or potted in a container to bring some colour to your patio. It grows roughly around 1 -2 foot per year.
How to keep me happy
Plant size: W19cm x H60cm
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Ideal for: I'm happy in a pot or a flowerbed
Position in: I like basking in full sunshine
Pollinator: The bees and butterflies love me
Easy to grow: I'm a low maintenance plant
Scented: I'll help your garden to smell lovely
Botanical name: Syringa Vulgaris Lilac
Jo's Top Tip
Don't forget, this is a deciduous shrub, which means it will lose its leaves in autumn - this is perfectly normal, it's just making way for fresh new foliage to appear in spring.