Plants - Trees and Shrubs
Natural beauty: May's evocative lilacs
Prepare for the heady scent and lavish blooms of this spring garden staple
‘Rochester’ (S. v. ‘Rochester’) While working as the director of Parks in Rochester, New York, Alvan Grant collected seed from ‘Edith Cavell’ (Lemoine, 1916) and selected one outstanding plant that he named ‘Rochester’ in 1971. Famous as a parent of ‘Arch McKean’, its waxy, multi-petalled flowers are lovely; hardy to Zone 3.