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Syringa vulgaris 'Mrs Edward Harding' (Lilac 'Mrs Edward Harding')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Syringa vulgaris 'Mrs Edward Harding'

Other names

Lilac 'Mrs Edward Harding'

Genus

Syringa Syringa

Variety or Cultivar

'Mrs Edward Harding' _ 'Mrs Edward Harding' is a deciduous shrub with heart-shaped leaves and fragrant, double flowers that emerge purplish red in spring, fading to deep pink by early summer.


Syringa vulgaris 'Mrs Edward Harding' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are very fragrant.

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-purple, Reddish pink in Spring; Reddish pink, Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf mining moths , Thrips , Willow scale Leaf mining moths , Thrips , Willow scale

Lilac blight Lilac blight

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Layering, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Syringa vulgaris 'Mrs Edward Harding' (Lilac 'Mrs Edward Harding') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Does well in chalk but dislikes acidic soil. If in full sun, mulch to retain soil moisture.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Syringa vulgaris 'Mrs Edward Harding'

Other names

Lilac 'Mrs Edward Harding'

Genus

Syringa Syringa

Variety or Cultivar

'Mrs Edward Harding' _ 'Mrs Edward Harding' is a deciduous shrub with heart-shaped leaves and fragrant, double flowers that emerge purplish red in spring, fading to deep pink by early summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are very fragrant.

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-purple, Reddish pink in Spring; Reddish pink, Dark-pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf mining moths , Thrips , Willow scale

Specific diseases

Lilac blight

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting, Layering, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Syringa vulgaris 'Mrs Edward Harding' (Lilac 'Mrs Edward Harding') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Does well in chalk but dislikes acidic soil. If in full sun, mulch to retain soil moisture.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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