Is a lilac still a lilac if it’s blue? Of course! ‘President Lincoln’ has been long regarded as one of the bluest lilacs on the market! An upright and deciduous shrub has large, densely packed panicles of fragrant, lavender-blue flowers. This fast-growing, open branched, heart-shaped leafy lilac will bloom in late spring. While introduced in 1916, this old cultivar is still wildly popular for good reason! No serious insect or disease problems, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, while still being deer resistant, are just some of the reasons why this loved by gardeners.
Grows best in a sunny well-drained location. Remove old flower heads when faded and dried. Prune immediately after bloom to reduce size. To maintain vigor, thin old stems in the winter.