Plants - Trees and Shrubs
Natural beauty: May's evocative lilacs
Prepare for the heady scent and lavish blooms of this spring garden staple
‘Znamya Lenina’ (S. v. ‘Znamya Lenina’) The best of the Russian cultivars were developed by Leonid Kolesnikov (1893-1974), chiefly using Lemoine varieties. Introduced some time before 1963, the cultivar name means “Banner of Lenin.” Kolesnikov also introduced ‘Krasavitsa Moskvy’ (Beauty of Moscow) in 1947; both are hardy to Zone 3.