2023 Lilac Sale - SOLD OUT

In-Person Lilac Sale - SOLD OUT

2023 Lilac Sale - SOLD OUT

The 2023 Lilac Sale will open at 12:00 pm on May 11 on the north side of Lilacia Park just east of the Lombard Park District offices at 227 W. Parkside Ave., Lombard, Illinois.
The Lilac Sale is scheduled for May 11 - May 13 or while supplies last. Free parking is available on Park Ave and after 11:00 a.m. in the commuter lot across the street from the sale.
Lilacs are $35 each including tax. There is a $3.00 processing fee for credit card payments.
The lilacs sell out quickly, so be sure to come as soon as you can! Sales are in-person only this year.
Thank you for supporting the Lombard Garden Club’s efforts to beautify our communities and spread the love of gardening.

 

 

Lilacs Available For Purchase

'Albert F. Holden'

  • Height and width: 7’ tall and 8’ wide (semi-dwarf)
  • Cultivated by: John L. Fiala 1980
  • Habit: Deciduous, upright, rounded
  • Foliage: Dark Green
  • Color Class/Flowers: II-VII/S, Deep violet
  • Bloom Time: Midseason

Notable Information: Violet buds open to deep purple florets with a silvery blush on reverse of petals, thus giving it a bicolor effect. Named for Albert Fairchild Holden, 1877-1913, geologist and metallurgist, who initiated the establishment of an institution for botanical education, known today as the Holden Arboretum, Kirtland OH, USA. Cultivar name established and accepted.

'Bailbelle'
TINKERBELLE®

  • Height and width: 5-6'' tall and 4-5' wide
  • Cultivated by: Neal S. Holland
  • Habit: Deciduous, upright, rounded
  • Foliage: Green
  • Color/Class Flowers: V/S, pinkish
  • Bloom Time: Midseason

Notable Information: Marketed as TINKERBELLE® - first introduction in Bailey’s FAIRYTALE® Series;®. In late spring luscious wine-red flower buds open into deep pink blossoms with a pleasing, spicy fragrance. Statutory registration.

'Bailbridget'
VIRTUAL VIOLET®

  • Height and width: 6-8’ tall and 5-7’ wide
  • Originated: Don Sellinger 2007
  • Habit: Deciduous, upright
  • Foliage: Violet-Green
  • Flowers/Color class: II/D Violet
  • Bloom Time: Late

Notable Information: Marketed in the US by Bailey Nurseries as virtual violet®. Shiny new violet leaves turn to emerald green on purple stems. Violet flowers emerge from deep fuschia buds on the end of stems and keep color well into summer. Fragrant. Cultivar name established and accepted.

'Charles Joly'

  • Height and width: 10-12’ tall and 8-10’ wide
  • Originated by: Lemoine Nursery, 1896
  • Habit: Deciduous, upright
  • Foliage: Green
  • Flowers/Color class: VI/D Deep Magenta
  • Bloom time: Midseason

Notable information: syn. - ‘Chas Joly’ Lemoine, Named for Victor Charles Joly, 1818-1902, French physician, hotelier, and writer on horticultural subjects. Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit 1993. Cultivar name presumed registered 1953; name established and accepted.

Common Purple

  • Height and width: 12-15’ tall and 8-12’ wide
  • Cultivated by: Native to Balkans/SE Europe
  • Habit: Deciduous, upright, vase-shaped
  • Foliage: Blue-green
  • Flowers/Color class: VII/S, purple
  • Bloom Time: Midseason

Notable Information: Extremely fragrant! This is perfect for an informal hedge or screen. Also known as the “old fashioned lilac.” Blue-green fall foliage.

Common White

  • Height and width: 8-10’ tall and 4-10’ spread
  • Originated by: Frank L. Skinner 1944
  • Habit: Deciduous, upright, dense
  • Foliage: Dark Green
  • Flowers/Color class: VII/S, purple
  • Bloom time: Late

Notable information: Hardy, vigorous white version of the "old fashioned lilac. This is perfect for an informal hedge or screen. Blue-green fall foliage.

 

‘Donald Wyman’

  • Height and width: 8-10’ tall and 4-10’ spread
  • Originated by: Frank L. Skinner 1944
  • Habit: Deciduous, upright, dense
  • Foliage: Dark Green
  • Flowers/Color class: VII/S, purple
  • Bloom Time: Late

Notable Information: Panicles of purple buds opening to single, purple flowers. Blooms on large presumed spikes later than Common Lilac. Excellent specimen or hedge plant. Spicy scent. Insignificant fall foliage. Named for Donald Wyman (1904-1970), horticulturist of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University (1935-1970) Jamaica Plain, MA. Cultivar presumed registered 1953; name established and accepted.

'Jeflady'
LITTLE LADY™

  • Height and width: 4-5’ tall, 4-5’ wide
  • Originated by: Durand & Donald, 2016
  • Habit: Deciduous, rounded
  • Foliage: Green
  • Flowers/Color class: S/II Violet
  • Bloom time: Midseason

Notable information: syn - LITTLE LADY™. Dark pink buds open to violet flowers. Very Fragrant. Cultivar name established and accepted.

 

'Jeftini'
PINKTINI™

  • Height and width: 3-4’ tall x 3-4’ wide (dwarf)
  • Habit: Deciduous, upright
  • Cultivated by: J.R. Durand
  • Foliage: Green
  • Flowers: V/S, Pink
  • Bloom Time: Late

Notable Information: Marketed as PINKTINI™. Dwarf variety produces vibrant-pink, panicle-shaped blooms in the late spring, attracting early pollinators and making it a perfect porch-side shrub. Very fragrant bloom. Cultivar name established and accepted.

'Minuet'

  • Height and width: 6-8’ tall and 4-6’ wide (semi-dwarf)
  • Originated by: William A. Cumming 1972
  • Habit: Deciduous, small, dense
  • Foliage: Dark green, large
  • Color/Class Flowers: VII/S, purple
  • Bloom Time: late

Notable Information: Its growth rate is about half as fast as most late lilacs: 5 feet in 10 years. Tends not to sucker. Spicy scent. Awards: Award of Merit [Feb.17, 1981], Western Canada Society for Horticulture. Cultivar name established and accepted.

‘Miss Ellen Willmott’

  • Height and width: 10’ tall and 10' wide
  • Cultivated by: Lemoine Nursery 1903
  • Habit: Deciduous, rounded
  • Foliage: Green
  • Color/Class Flowers: I/D, white
  • Bloom Time: Midseason

Notable Information: Named for Ellen Ann Willmott, 1860-1934, This dependable French hybrid bears thryses of beautiful double white florets, twice the size of most whites. Insignificant fall foliage. Does not sucker excessively. Cultivar name presumed registered 1953; name established and accepted.

‘Mount Baker’

  • Height and width: 10-12’ tall and 5-10’ wide
  • Originated by: Frank L. Skinner 1961
  • Habit: Deciduous, uprigh
  • Foliage: Green
  • Flowers/Color class: I/S, white
  • Bloom time: Early

Notable Information: Marketed in Germany as SCHNEEWEISSCHEN™ - in US misspelled SCHNEEWEIBSCHEN. This cultivar is very hardy. It blooms before French Hybrid lilacs and is very fragrant. A large shrub suited for background use. Named for Mount Baker in Washington State USA. Insignificant fall foliage. Cultivar name registered 1963; name established and accepted

'Palibin'
DWARF KOREAN

  • Height and width: 4-5’ tall and 6-8’ wide (dwarf)
  • Cultivated by: Origin not known, pre-1920
  • Habit: Deciduous, compact, low spreading
  • Foliage: Dark green, small and glossy
  • Color/Class Flowers: V-VII/S, pinkish purple
  • Bloom Time: Midseason

Notable Information: Named for Ivan Vladimirovich Palibin, 1872-1949, Russian botanist. Awards: RHS Award of Merit 1984; RHS Award of Merit 1983. A small-leaved lilac, bearing many panicles of purple flowers at an early age. Reddish-bronze fall foliage. Excellent low growing hedge. Cultivar name registered 1980; name established and accepted.

'Pink Flower Select'
DREAM CLOUD™

  • Height and width: 4-5’ tall and 4-5’wide (dwarf)
  • Cultivated by: Yanny
  • Habit: Deciduous, rounded, dense
  • Foliage: Dark Green
  • Color/Class Flowers: V, Pink
  • Bloom Time: Early Summer

Notable Information: Marketed in the US as DREAM CLOUD™. Terrific dwarf form for foundation use or grouped to form a showy hedge. Very hardy disease resistant foliage. Very fragrant bloom. Rich, purple fall foliage. Cultivar name established.

'Pocahontas'

  • Height and width: 10-12’ tall and 10-12’ wide
  • Originated by: Frank L. Skinner 1935
  • Habit: Deciduous, upright
  • Foliage: Dark green
  • Flowers/Color class: II/S, violet
  • Bloom time: Early

Notable Information: Deep maroon-purple buds open to single deep violet florets. A profuse bloomer, covering plant with purple blossoms in spring before French hybrid lilacs. Noted for exceptional hardiness and vigor. Very fragrant. Insignificant fall foliage. Named for Pocahontas (ca 1595-1617), an Indian princess, daughter of Powhatan, chief of the Algonquian Indians in the Tidewater region of Virginia, USA. Cultivar name presumed registered 1953. Forcing cultivar in the Netherlands.

‘President Grévy’

  • Height and Width: 10-12’ tall and 8’ wide
  • Originated by: Lemoine Nursery, 1886
  • Habit: Deciduous, upright
  • Foliage: Green
  • Color/Class Flowers: : III/D, lilac-blue
  • Bloom Time: Midseason

Notable information: Named for Francois Paul Jules Grévy (1807-1891), French statesman, president of France (1879-1887). Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit 1892. This vigorous, upright grower produces immense panicles of starry, double lilac-blue florets. Insignificant fall foliage. Cultivar presumed registered 1953; name established and accepted.

‘President Lincoln’

  • Height and width: 8-10’ tall and 10’ wide
  • Habit: Deciduous, upright
  • Cultivated by: John Dunbar 1916
  • Foliage: Rich green
  • Color Class: III/S, Blue
  • Bloom Time: Midseason

Notable Information: Named for Abraham Lincoln (1809- 1965), 16th president of the United States. Medium blue, tall, leafy grower with large trusses and captivating fragrance. This mildew resistant French hybrid is a good grower. Small tubular flowers grow in large, dense conical-shaped clusters. Flowers tend to be hidden under its foliage. Cultivar name presumed registered 1953; name established and accepted. Forcing cultivar in the Netherlands.

'Sensation'

  • Height and Width : 8-10’ tall and 8-12’ wide
  • Cultivated by: Eveleens Maarse 1938
  • Habit: Deciduous, upright
  • Foliage: Blue-green
  • Color Class/Flower: VII I/S, deep purple/white
  • Bloom time: Midseason

Referring to being a sensation, this mutation lilac was the first bicolor ever selected. Awards: First Class Certificate 1938 (KMPT). Cultivar name presumed established 1953; name established and accepted. Forcing cultivar in the Netherlands.

'Wedgewood Blue'

  • Height and width: 6’ tall and -8’ wide
  • Habit: Deciduous, upright
  • Originated by: John L. Fiala 1982
  • Color/Class Flowers: II/S, true blue
  • Bloom Time: Midseason

Notable Information: Named for the characteristic blue color used by Josiah Wedgwood, 1730-1795, English potter and designed, whose son, John Wedgwood, 1766- 1844, was one of the seven founding members of the Horticultural Society of London, 1804, the present day Royal Horticultural SociPalibinety. Cultivar name established and accepted. Forcing cultivar in the Netherlands.