Scentara Pura Lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘SMNSHSO’)

Scentara Pura Lilac

Are you looking for a perfect Lilac that will bloom in your warmer growing zone? It can be tough to find! A wonderful option is the extremely fragrant Scentara Pura® Lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘SMNSHSO’)! Thriving amazingly from the coldest climates, all the way up into the lower chill climates of USDA growing zone 8!

A highly floriferous variety, the poignantly purple and classic look of the Scentara Pura®’s spring blooms are only outdone by the amazing smell emanating from within each flower bud. And it’s a deep, true fragrance stronger than other Lilac varieties! A variety of hyacinthiflora Lilac, it’s one of the most fragrant types available!

The large flower clusters are made up of loads of fragrant-lavender mini-florets, making this Lilac the perfect cut flower for bringing indoors for your favorite vase. Just imagine the centerpiece at your table, and the smell filling your entire house!

Lively green foliage is the perfect backdrop for those gorgeous blooms that follow in spring. After the blooms are done, the light green leaves remain a thick, view-blocking shrub for the remainder of the growing season. Dense and compact in form, this Lilac is an upright growing and highlights your summer shrubs and perennials, holding their color until the winter chill changes them to yellow before they fall.

This hybrid of Lilac was bred for excellent disease resistance and deer tend to pass it by. However, you’ll have no shortage of bees, butterflies, beneficial pollinators and even hummingbirds! Wildlife love to nest and take shelter in the dense branching too!

Planting and Application:

The fabulous blooms of Scentara Pura® are of course radiant in that dreamy purple bloom and the amazing scent! Butterfly or pollinator gardens are the most iconic places for these great Lilacs. Cutting gardens are the next obvious location, so you can have easy access to armloads of these fragrant flowers!

Any sunny mixed border, wonderful in large planters, or to the back of your perennial garden, Scentara Pura® fits right in without overwhelming in size. Being more compact and reaching just 4-6′ tall and wide, there is no place that won’t suit this moderate-sized Lilac shrub!

Fitting into formal rows and urban gardens, or flouncing freely in cottage gardens and rural borders, Scentara Pura® is a luxurious addition to any style! A long row of Scentara Pura® as a sunny hedge or a gorgeous privacy screen will become your new favorite sight to see instead of the view beyond it! Loaded with color, butterflies and admirers on both sides of the fence! Even in winter, you’ll not see much behind this compactly growing shrub.

Use Scentara as an amazing foundation plant, or anchor your home’s landscaping, soften the edges of the shed and garage, and highlight other garden plantings. The upright growth makes Scentara Pura® the perfect accent or specimen plant in the garden!

  • One of the Most Fragrant Lilacs Available
  • Gorgeous Purple Blooms – Very Floriferous
  • Compact & Upright Variety
  • Bees, Butterflies & Hummingbirds
  • Perfect Cut Flowers, Hedges, Privacy & Spring Accents

Tips for Care:

The Scentara Pura® is very easy to grow and highly adaptable in a great many climates. The Scentara® Pura is an improvement over traditional Lilac varieties, with more fragrance and better resistance to common diseases like leaf spot and higher resistance to powdery mildew. It’s also deer resistant! Plus it displays superior performance in warmer areas than other Lilacs

Doing great full sun all day long! Lilacs do need at least six hours or more of sun exposure per day, for the best growth and the best blooms. Lilacs require well-drained soils and moderate moisture. Apply a low nitrogen fertilizer as soon as leaves emerge in spring. Preferring more alkaline soil, they are tough and resilient regardless and they are not concerned with soil type and tolerate moderate drought once established. Add a three-inch layer of mulch over the root system, then, pull it away from the stems directly to provide proper air circulation.

One of the more compact Lilacs, Scentara Pura® shouldn’t require much pruning. Only prune right after the flowers are done blooming, as they bloom on last year’s wood. You wouldn’t want to risk inadvertently removing next year’s amazing floral display!

  • Full Sun Lover
  • Moderate Moisture & Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune Only After Flowers Finish
  • Deer, Disease & Mildew Resistant Variety
  • Super Hardy in Cold & Less Chill for Warmer Climates

Luxurious scent and gorgeous purple flowers, resistant and hardy! With all these upsides to the amazing Scentara Pura® Lilac, you cannot go wrong ordering some of your own!

Scentara Pura Lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora ‘SMNSHSO’) Details

Common name Scentara Pura Lilac
Botanical name Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'SMNSHSO'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 2-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 4 - 6 ft.
Width 4 - 6 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Purple