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Syringa 'Bailbridget'

Lilac, Virtual Violet

With shiny violet new leaves, deep purple stems, raspberry-purple buds and fragrant violet flowers, Virtual Violet® is aptly named. Leaf petioles remain violet well into the summer. The habit is upright instead of rounded and compact. The dense habit makes it a great choice for a hedge in smaller spaces as well as a welcome addition to foundation plantings. Remarkably mildew free. This is a controlled cross between Charles Joly and two outstanding National Arboretum varieties.

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6-8 ft


5-7 ft

Hardiness Zone:

3 - 7

Syringa 'Bailbridget' Characteristics


  • Fragrant
  • Border
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage


  • Sun Tolerant

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Moist