Lilac 'Andenken An Ludwig Spä
Syringa vulgaris 'Andenken an Ludwig Späth'
Also known as
Lilac 'Ludwig Spath', French Lilac 'Ludwig Spath'
Syringa 'Andenken an Ludwig Spath' 03 by Kor!An (Андрей Корзун) (CC BY-SA 3.0)
10 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Syringa vulgaris 'Andenken an Ludwig Spath' is a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit winner with striking, scented, 4-petalled wine-red blooms. Flowers are single in structure and arranged on slim, roughly 30cm long, branching stems known as panicles. These are branched stems whereby each individual flower has its own stalk. Flowers nearer the base are older, new flowers are produced from the growing tip at the top. This is a medium size, deciduous shrub cultivar that produces dark green, heart-shaped leaves.
Susceptible to damage by lilac leaf-mining moths and privet thrips.
Softwood cuttings may be taken in late spring.
Chip budding may be done in summer
Grafting is best done in winter
Layering is optimal in spring.