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                 Doc's Varieties

This is a comprehensive list of lilac varieties and can be used as a reference. You can purchase many of these varieties from this site or at our nursery.  Due to limited supplier production, not all varieties are available this season. For those varieties not available, Doc can provide a similar lilac that you may find to be an acceptable alternative.

Key: S-starter; P-3-4" pot; 1-1 gallon; 3-3 gallon; 5-5 gallon        

Name (A-Z) Color Approx. Ht / Shape Doc's Remarks  
Adelaide Dunbar   Double Purple w/ white
in center
10' A Classic. See at pansy bed at Highland Park.
(Alternatives: Flower City or Albert Holden)
Not
Available
Agincourt Beauty  Deep dark single purple 10'  Very large florets; sells out early Not
Available
gness Smith    Single, Pearly White 8' Very late bloomer Not
Available 
Alba  Single White 12'  Vigorous upright grower; also known as Common White or "Old fashion white" (Alternatives: most single whites) Not
Available
Albert Holden Single Purple w/ silver underside 7' Reminds some of 'Sensation' and 'Flower City'

Not
Available

Alvan R. Grant Red / purple buds open to purple 8' Named for late Supt. of Parks, Monroe County
(Alternatives: Franks Fancy or Yankee Doodle)
Not
Available
Angel White  Single white w/ recurved petals 10' Highly rated; Try in warmer climates Not
Available
Anna Amhoff Unique color combination 8' Late, single. Pink tips, white base. Not
Available
Annabel  Double pink, early bloom 6'-9'  Mixture of dark, light pinks; ultra fragrant Not
Available
Arch McKean  Single dark magenta fades to puple centers  8'-10'  Large flowers, large petals; one of Fiala's finest Not
Available
Assessippi Single Lavender 10' Very early, abundant flowers
(Alternatives: Excel)
Not
Available
Atheline Wilbur Semi-double; orchid-rose violet 10' Unique color combo Not
Available
Aucubaefolia  Double blue, lilac  8'-10' Unique, variegated leaf of gold, green Not
Available
Avalanche Single white 8-10' Very fragrant; robust grower; try in south Not
Available
Beauty of Moscow  Rose buds, pink to white double flowers 10'-12', can train to small tree Doc's All-Time Favorite, Very Fragrant Not
Available
Belle De Nancy  Double pink 10'  Nicely formed; rosy florets w/ lighter centers; Old favorite! Not
Available
Betsy Ross Single, White 8'-10' New for warm climates Not
Available
Blanche Sweet Single whitish-blue, tinge of pink 8' Early; Unique color range, try in warm climates Not
Available
Bloomerang Reddish Purple, fading 4'-5' Projected all-time best seller; re-blooms summer-frost Not
Available
Burgundy Queen   Single, very dark purple 8'-10'  New variety; Roundish flowers like hydrangeas; EXCITING! **Only a few available Not
Available
California Rose Single. Clear, light pink 8' Good in warmer climates (Alternative: Sylvan Beauty) Not
available
Charles Joly   Double, dark purple  8'-10' narrow, upright  Long lasting flowers; Robust; A Must See! Not
Available
Charles Lindbergh Single, violet-blue  7'-8' Unusual color Not
Available
Chinese Lilac Single, magenta 10'-12' Smaller leaves; best for hedges Not
Available
Common Lilac   Classic lavender purple 10'-12'   Old fashioned, very fragrant lilac Not
Available
Common White      **See "Alba"** See Alba 
Congo  Single purple w/ wine-red  10'-12' Dependable, long time favorite; very fragrant Not
Available
Dark Night   Lavender w/ some dark purple  Unsure For warm climates Not
Available
Declaration Single magenta; purple 8'-10' For warm climates; upright fast grower Not
Available
Donald Wyman   Single, purple 6'-8' Different foliage, aroma; darkest of late- bloomers Not
Available
Duc De Massa   Double Blue 10'-12'   Among Lemoine's finest!
(Alternatives: President Grevy)
Not
available
Dwight D. Eisenhower   Multi-petal, powder blue 8' Huge flowers; a bouquet "must" Not
Available
Edith Cavell  Double white 10'-12' Old favorite; parent of the famous 'Rochester'
(Alternatives: Monique Lemoine)
Not 
available
Edward J. Gardner   Double pink, dark purple buds 10'-12' Two-toned appearance
(Alternatives: Belle De Nancy, Annabel)
Not
Available
Ellen Willmott   Double white 10'-12'  round Dependable bloomer; forms nice round shrub
(Alternatives: Mme. Lemoine)
Not
Available
Esther Staley   Magenta opening to pink  12'-15'  Early, heavy bloomer. Tall, dependable Not
Available
Etna  Single dk. purple  10'-12' Very dark; great bouquet choice. Not
Available
Evangeline  Double, pink-magenta  8'-10' Very early; extremely fragrant.

Not
Available

Excel   Single, lilac purple 8'-10' Large flower spikes; early bloomer, good in warmer climates Not
Available
Fiala Remembrance Double, creamy flowers turn white 8' Large, individual florets Not
Available
Flower City   Single, multi petaled, violet-purple 8' Named for Rochester, N.Y.; Silver underside appears frosted; Stunning! Not
Available
Frank's Fancy Single dk. purple 10'-12' New; Dark & Robust Not
Available
Frederick Douglas  Single purple-violet buds open to multi-petaled blue 8'  Named for Rochester's famous black abolitionist Not
Available
Frederick Law Olmstead   Single white flowers 6'-8' compact  Looks like huge mounds of cotton from a distance; flowers completely cover plant Not
Available
General Sherman  Single pink fades to white 10'-12' Father Fiala says "Dunbar's finest"; rare, unusual look (Alternatives: Any single pink)  Not
available
George Eastman Single only reddish lilac 6'-8' Small flowers, small leaves; subtle contrast in bouquets; long flower heads Not
Available
Halleluja   Single dk purple  10'-12'  Rare collector's item (Alternatives: Charles Joly, Margaret Fenicchia, Congo, Znamya Lenina or Bergundy Queen) Not
available
Hers Single lavender 5'-6' tall, 8' wide Arching, weeping, rare; small flowers, foliage; train to weep; can cover ground Not
Available
James MacFarlane Single pink  8' Upright, somewhat pyramidal; late bloomer Not
Available
Japanese Tree Lilac  Creamy-white 20'-25'  Large flowers; smooth, shiny bark; blooms June-July Not
Available
John F. Kennedy  Double white  8'-10' (Alternatives: Mme Lemoine, Monique Lemoine) Not
available 
Josee ™ Deep rose single flowers 4'-6' Reblooms summer, fall; (Alternatives: Bloomerang, Little Leaf) Not
Available
Katherine Havemeyer Double, lavender-pink 8'-10' Trendy variety (Alternatives: Belle de Nancy, Beauty of Moscow) Not
available
Korean Lilac  Single purple buds; lavender flowers  5'-6' Compact beauty! Very fragrant, ideal hedge Not
Available
Kras Moskvy **See "Beauty of Moscow"**
Lavender Lady  Single Lavender 10' Classic, robust and fragrant; also for warm climates

Not
Available

Lace Leaf  Single magenta, lavender 8'-10'   Lacey, cut leaves; Open, arching habit
**Pre-order for 2014**
Not
available
Lilac Sunday Single, light purple 10' tall, 12' wide  Arching, willowy; 2' long flowers; Good hedge Not
Available
Little Boy Blue  Single blue flowers 4'-6' Also called Wonderblue; compact for small spaces & containers (Few available for 2014)
Not
Available
 
Little-Leaf Lilac Single magenta buds, lavender-pink flowers 6'-7' Very fragrant; Re-blooms twice at Docs!
(Alternative: Bloomerang)
Not
Available
L'Oncle Tom Single dk. purple   8'-10' Dense, formal flowers and plant shape (Alternatives: Any single dark purple) Not
available
Lucie Baltet  Single coppery-pink 6'-8' Unique color-easily managed  Not
Available
Ludwig Spaeth  Very dark Purple 10'-12'  Great contrast in bouquets; long flower heads Not
Available
Macrostachya  Single pink 8'-10' (Alternatives: Marie Frances) Not
available
Maidens Blush   Bright pink, fade soft pink  6'-8' Hydrangea-like flowers, very early; spicy fragrance Not
Available
Margaret Fenicchia Reddish buds open purple-violet 8'-10' Named for famous propagator's wife, Striking! Not
Available
Marie Frances Single salmon-pink 6'-8' Compact, a stand-out pink (similar to Lucie Baltet) Not
Available
Martha Stewart Sgl blue-violet 8' Robust heavy bloomer; large flowers Not
Available
Miss Canada  Sgl hot pink fades to soft pink 6'-7' Poodle-shaped flowers; lateral, unique branching; Late bloomer Not
Available
Miss Ellen Willmott Dbl, white 10' Popular since 1903; very large florets
(Alternatives: Mme. Lemoine, Monique Lemoine)
Not
Available
Miss Kim  Single magenta buds to icy-blue florets  6'-7' Compact, very fragrant. Landscape favorite! Southern bloomer. Not
Available
Mme. Lemoine  Double, white 10'-12' Very dependable; very fragrant; old favorite Not
Available
Monge  Single dark purple 10' Best selling purple at Rochester Lilac Festival. Not
Available
Mrs. W.E. Marshall  Sgl, eggplant purple 8' Slow-grower. Always sells out. Not
Available
Mt. Baker  Sgl white 10'-12'  Early, very fragrant bloomer; fall colors in leaves Not
Available
Nadezhda -or- "Hope"  Dbl purple buds open to light blue 8'-10'  Strong grower; Doc's best blue!  (Alternatives: President Grevy) Not
Available
Nancy Reagan Dbl violet   10'-12' As lovely as namesake; very hardy, heavy bloomer Not
Available
Old Glory New blue unsure Touted for warm climates Not
Available
Ostrander  Dbl purple two-toned 10'-12'  Unique color; Rare (Alternatives: Royal Purple) See Alt.
Paul Thirion  Dbl magenta-purple w/ silvery eye center 10' Robust, dependable Not
Available
Pocahontas  Purple, some violet 10'-12'  Early bloomer; loose plant habit Not
Available
Prairie Petite  Single light purple 3'-4' compact New! Flowers when young.  Southern bloomer Not
Available
President Grevy  Double starry-blue 10' Dependable, old favorite Not
Available
President Lincoln  Dunbar's blue-est single 12' Great hedge Robust; large flowers, large leaves Not
Available
Primrose  Single yellow 8' Light green leaves; light color deepens w/ maturity Not
Available
Red Pixie Single, soft red 4'-6' Similar to Korean, compact, late bloomer Not
available
Rochester  Single white 6-8' tall, 6-8' wide
flat-topped
 Thick, glossy leaves; Rigid, upright growth; blossoms like candelabras; Very unique, rare (Few available for 2014) Not
Available
Royal Purple Double, purple  8'-10'  True royalty color; vase-shaped, neat form; early bloomer

Not
Available

Ruhm Von Horstenstein  Single Magenta 8'-10'  Early bloomer; A fast grower Not
Available
Sarah Sands  Single deep red-purple, rimmed lighter 8-10' "Stop your golf cart - what is that one?!"
(Alternatives: Charles Joly, Yankee Doodle, Albert Holden)
 Not
available
Sensation   Purple flowers with white margins (only bi-color) 12'-15' if unpruned   Robust, tall; Dynamic in bouquets! Our best seller. Not
Available
Sesquicentennial Single, violet 10' Very heavy crops of large flowers; Fragrant Not
Available
Silver King  Whitish, silvery w/ some pink and blue  10'-12'  Extremely fragrant; extra lg flower clusters
(Alternatives: Blanche Sweet)
Not
available
Souvenir D'Mme.
Louis Gielis 
Single white  10'  Heavy bloomer; starry white flowers
(Alternatives: Common White, Mt. Baker)
Not
available 
Sweetheart Single Pink & White  8'-10' Dazzling! For your sweetheart. Not
Available
Sylvan Beauty Single Pink  10'-12' For warmer climates also; robust; Our lightest pink Not
available
Tinkerbelle  Single, reddish buds open to hot pink 5'-6' Compact eye-catcher Not
Available
Triste Barbaro   Dk purple 8'  Hard to get; Festival show-stopper
(Alternatives: Mrs. W. E. Marshall, Congo)
 See Alt.
Vesper Song Single, dark violet 6'-8' Subtle, open flowers; looking two-toned; bronze foliage Not
Available
Wedgwood Blue  Single pink buds open blue  6'-7' Semi-dwarf; neat, tidy plant; very popular Not
Available
Wonderblue **     **See Little Boy Blue**
Yankee Doodle Dark purple 6'-7' Semi-dwarf; Father Fiala's darkest purple with large flowers; Patriotic & Catholic. Buy this one! Not
Available
Znamya Lenina  Single, dark magenta-purple 6'-8' Kolesnikov's finest purple! Sells out annually
(Alternatives: Charles Joly, Yankee Doodle)
See alt.


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