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Primrose Syringa Lilac Shrub
The Famous Yellow Lilac!

Primrose Syringa Lilac Shrub

Item # 47573
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The color grows deeper and richer with maturity!

Beloved in Europe and hard to find here, this shrub won a Royal Horticulture Society Award of Merit!
For years Park gardeners asked us to stock the Yellow Lilac, and we didn't think we'd ever find a good, reliable grower here in America. Very popular in Europe, Primrose is tough to find this side of the Atlantic, so we are absolutely delighted to announce that we FINALLY have good, reliable, get-up-and-grow stock that will take off in your zone 3-7 garden. And the best part is that the pastel yellow color actually deepens and grows more intense with age, giving you a more spectacular show with each passing year!

Originally introduced to the world in 1949, Primrose bears numerous graceful, yet dense panicles of pastel yellow flowers in mid-spring. Such a sensation did it create when it was introduced that it won a Royal Horticulture Society Award of Merit in 1950 and has never looked back, continuing to be the pride of many a garden!

Handsome and compact, this shrub reaches just 10 feet tall (at most) and anywhere from 6 to 12 feet wide. Instead of big growth, it concentrates its energy on producing the stunning blooms! Space the shrubs 6 to 12 feet apart in an airy location with full sun and well-drained soil. A yearly top-dressing of mulch, preferably well-composted manure, is beneficial. Zones 3-7. Cannot ship any Syringa to AZ.

Genus Syringa
Species vulgaris x
Variety Primrose
ItemForm 1-quart
Zone 3 - 7
BloomStartToEnd Mid Spring - Late Spring
Habit Compact
PlantHeight 10 ft
PlantWidth 6 ft - 12 ft
BloomSize 6 in - 9 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Flower, Fragrance
BloomColor Yellow
BloomSeason Spring
LightRequirements Full Sun
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Cut Flowers, Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Arizona, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Which plants should I grow to repel insects?

Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.

Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?

Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).

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