Syringa vulgaris “Belle de Nancy”
Botanical characteristics: It is a cultivar with large panicles of purple-red double flowers in bud, then pink-lilac.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It is a cultivated plant, whose growth is often spontaneous in the Prealps and northern Apennines. It adapts to most soils, especially on calcareous ones. It requires full sun exposure.
Use: It has been cultivated for a long time as ornamental plant. It is used in parks and gardens as single plant, in groups, in mixed hedges. It is recommended for spontaneous gardens. Once it was common in the gardens of country houses.