The Famous French Hybrid from L.E. Cooke!

Burgundy Queen™ Lilac

Item # 32895
Buy 3+ at $16.95 ea
Buy 6+ at $15.95 ea

Fragrant, Brilliantly Colored Blooms!

Blooms up to 2 weeks sooner than most French hybrids.
Cultivar name: 'LECburg'

A beloved French Lilac with earlier, more profuse blooms than many others, Burgundy Queen™ is a sheer delight in the mid-spring garden. The burgundy-red flowers are set in huge, conical clusters, perfect for cutting or garden enjoyment.

Reaching 8 to 10 feet high and 6 to 8 feet wide, this well-branched, extremely vigorous Lilac sets masses of very large trusses of deep red flowers that open from purple buds. It may remind you of the old favorite 'Monge,' but is even more floriferous and dependable.

Burgundy Queen™ flowers in mid-spring, 10 to 14 days earlier than most other French hybrids, so makes a good choice for extending the Lilac season in your garden. After all, you can never have too many of these sweet-smelling harbingers of spring.

Give this plant plenty of sunshine, good drainage, and some pampering the first year to get its root system established. After that, it is quite self-sufficient, whether used as a specimen or as part of the border or allee. Bred by L. E. Cooke, it is a tried-and-true favorite, certain to please. Zones 3-8.

Item Form
3 - 8
Bloom Start to End
Mid Spring
Plant Height
8 ft - 10 ft
Plant Width
6 ft - 8 ft
Additional Characteristics
Flower, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color
Purple, Pink
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Moisture Requirements
Moist,  well-drained
Cold Hardy
Soil Tolerance
Normal,  loamy
Border, Cut Flowers, Specimen
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Arizona, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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