501. ‘St. Margaret’ Lilac

‘St. Margaret’ Lilac

Syringa vulgaris ‘St. Margaret’

Accession 896-73*A

Syringa vulgaris, the common lilac, is one of two European lilacs. ‘Syringa’ comes from the Greek ‘syrinx’ meaning hollow pipe, as in syringe, and refers to the easily hollowed out stems of the lilac. This cultivar, introduced by Mary E. Blacklock, owner of Rowancroft Gardens, Ontario, has the heart-shaped leaves typical of S. vulgaris and has double white flowers.