Lilac, Dwarf Lilac 'Penda'


Family: Oleaceae (oh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Syringa (si-RING-gah) (Info)
Cultivar: Penda
Additional cultivar information:(PP20575, aka Bloomerang)
Hybridized by T. Wood
Registered or introduced: 2009



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Collins, Colorado

Spring Lake, Michigan

Keansburg, New Jersey

Syosset, New York

Cleveland, Ohio

Lititz, Pennsylvania

Dallas, Texas

Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 21, 2015, Sequoiadendron4 from Lititz, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I installed this plant mid summer 2013 because I liked the idea of a blooming lilac in the summer. It was loaded with blooms upon purchase. The next year it bloomed in the spring but failed to rebloom after the first flush. This made me think it was a waste. In 2015 however, it bloomed really nice in the spring, took a few weeks off to recover and it has been blooming non-stop since. It's so nice to walk up to a lilac in the summer and smell a smell of spring. I'm going to give it a light hair cut in the fall since it's growing so vigorously. The plant is located in 100% full sun all day long and requires no care or extra attention.


On Oct 27, 2012, gzodik from Fort Collins, CO wrote:

We've had a couple of them for three years. A healthy shrub here in zone 5b (Northern Colorado), but not especially attractive. The blooms are hardly noticeable, even in spring, and the summer blooms are negligible. We're going to replace them.


On Feb 29, 2012, marywalters from Holland, MI wrote:

Not only was this still blooming in September - it still had fragrance! I grew another rebloomer (josie?) and it just didn't have the quality of reblooms Bloomerang has.


On Apr 30, 2011, Get_growing from Dallas, TX wrote:

Despite official designation as a Zone 7 limit, it has done well for me in a large pot. Placed where it receives morning and limited afternoon sun. Purchased last spring, very limited blooming last year, but put on a good spring show. Much heavier bloomer than Persian Lilac Tree. Now to see if it will rebloom in our Dallas, TX heat! FYI, I keep it well watered. Branches have attractive arching habit.


On Jan 22, 2011, DaylilySLP from Dearborn Heights, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:


Reblooming Lilac