Syringa vulgaris 'Yankee Doodle'

Yankee Doodle Lilac

Categories: Shrubs

Among Lilacs we've seen, this flower is possibly the deepest, darkest purple. The huge, 8″ conical blossom clusters open from deep purple buds, filling the May garden with their voluptuous fragrance. Hybridized by the American Lilac authority, Father Fiala, this rounded, upright variety was indeed "born in the USA."

More About Syringa vulgaris 'Yankee Doodle'

  • deep purple

An exceptional tall accent shrub featuring upright panicles of deliciously fragrant purple flowers in early spring on an upright growing shrub, memorable in bloom; needs full sun and well-drained soil, limited suckering, good disease resistance

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6-12 ft


3-7 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Syringa vulgaris 'Yankee Doodle' Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Fragrant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil
  • Average

Flower Color

  • Purple


  • Upright
  • Upright, rounded