First Editions® Virtual Violet™ Lilac

Syringa ‘Bailbridget’ PPAF

  • Height:  6-8′
  • Spread:  5-7′
  • Shape:  Upright
  • Foliage:  Dark green
  • Fall Foliage:  Insignificant
  • Exposure:  Full Sun
  • Zone:  3-7

With shiny violet new leaves, deep purple stems, raspberry-purple buds and fragrant violet flowers, Virtual Violet™ is aptly named. Leaf petioles remain violet well into the summer. The habit is upright instead of rounded and compact. The dense habit makes it a great choice for a hedge in smaller spaces as well as a welcome addition to foundation plantings. Remarkably mildew free. This is a controlled cross between Charles Joly and two outstanding National Arboretum varieties. Bred by Don Selinger, formerly of Bailey Nurseries.  Available in #3 containers.  Our inventory is always changing so please call for current availability.