An outstanding lilac noted for its large trusses of purple-red florets edged in white. A mid-season bloomer that typically flowers in mid-May. Branches are erect and open with rich green foliage. Use to create a beautiful spring flowering hedge, screen, or accent.The intriguing two-tone flowers of this lilac make it a shrub you will want within reach. A lovely perfume only adds to its charm. Plant it at one end of a border or on its own against a wall. Deciduous.