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Syringa Scentara Pura™
  • Closeup of the purple blooms of Scentara Pura lilac.
  • A specimen of Scentara Pura lilac in full bloom.
  • The colorful, fragrant, purple flowers of Scentara Pura lilac.
  • A monarch butterfly happily feasts on the flowers of Scentara Pura lilac.

Syringa Scentara Pura™

The classic fragrance you love!
ZONE 2,3,4,5,6,7,8
As low as $14.99
  • Amazing color and fragrance
  • Disease resistant
  • Deer resistant
  • Great cut flower
  • Hardy and heat tolerant
  • Ship size: Starter Quart
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Syringa Scentara Pura™ Description

Color, fragrance, and reliability are what make lilacs such an endearing garden plant, and Scentara Pura lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora) from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs has all three in spades. Extremely hardy - and with higher heat tolerance than conventional lilacs, too! Look for its big, pure purple blooms to appear about the same time as other lilacs but with even more fragrance and better resistance to leaf spot and powdery mildew. Scentara Pura lilac is a fantastic choice for a memorable specimen, flowering hedge, or any garden or landscape project.

Special features: deer resistant, cut flower, hedge plant, fragrant, Proven Winners.

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name: Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'SMNSHSO'
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  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Starter quart
  • Soil type:
    Lilacs prefer neutral to alkaline soils. Good drainage is a must.
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  • Uses:
    Specimen, Hedge, Perennial gardens, Landscaping.
  • Patent: PPAF
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI



Soil:  Lilacs do best in neutral to alkaline soils. Well-drained soil is imperative, as lilacs can suffer from root rot and other diseases in wet soil. Tolerates dry conditions once established, but avoid excessive dryness when in bloom, as this will shorten the flower life.  
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
Water:  Average.
Space:  3' apart.
Fertilizing:  Apply a granular rose fertilizer in early spring and again after the first round of bloom has finished.
Winterizing:  A good 2-3" layer of mulch is recommended; nothing else is needed.
Maintenance:  Lilacs bloom on old wood, so should only be pruned after their spring bloom.