Syringia vulgaris Primrose (Syn. ‘Yellow Wonder’)
With very fragrant flowers that appear as masses if single yellow florets Lilac “Primrose”, this is wonderful feature plant for any garden.
The full name is Syringia vulgaris “Primrose” and this is a very attractive Lilac. The flower buds appear in mid to late spring in tight heads as a creamy white, before opening to a pale yellow to creamy white. The flowers can take on a more golden tone as they age.
The flowers are single and very fragrant. The plant will reach to around 3 metres in height with a spread to around 2 meters. It has been in cultivation for over 50 years
This is an excellent plant for the smaller garden, it can be used as a hedge, or as a feature plantain the garden border or in the lawn.
Lilac “Primrose” Care
Like most Lilacs, this is a very hardy shrub, it grows well in a humus rich well drained soil and prefers full sun, although it will grow well in a little light afternoon shade.
Dig in some well rotted compost and a little lime before planting. Water in well after planting and mulch to maintain a cool root run.
Young plants are best staked until they develop a strong root system.
Lilac “Primrose” is available for sale from the following nurseries
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