Lilac ‘Madame Lemoine’ (Syringa Vulgaris)
Lilac ‘Madame Lemoine’
Thehas given rise to a great many garden forms differing in the colour and form of the flower. The following are some of the most important. Single-flowered forms: ‘Madame Florent Stepman’, white; ‘Marie Legraye’, white; ‘Macrostachya’, pink; ‘Hugo de Vries’, reddish-purple, ‘Andenken an L. Spath’, purple. Double-flowered forms: ‘Madame Lemoine’, white, the most commonly cultivated lilac for forcing in a greenhouse; ‘Ellen Willmott’, snow white; ‘Belle de Nancy’, lilac-pink; ‘Charles Joly’, purplish red; ‘Paul Thirion’, dark red.
Cultivated vareties are generally propagated by budding on to the root neck. They are also propagated by grafting, often on to Ligustrum vulgare rootstock; the grafted plant must be planted deep enough so that the scion establishes its own roots in time and can be separated from the stock. Lilacs are very popular in parks and gardens as solitary specimens, and are often used also as screens or to fill in odd spaces.