Named for the founder of the Holden Arboretum in Northern Ohio. Large open panicles with petals deep purple on the inside and silvery lavender on the reverse so when the wind blows, the color moves in waves; moderately fragrant. Foliage is dark green and very disease resistant (7').
This is a small stature (5') lilac. It is a true pink, almost a shrimp pink with single multi-petaled flowers and very fragrant. This is one of my personal favorites, an outstanding lilac! Named in honor of Fr. Fiala's beloved sister, Marie Frances Chaykowski.
A fragrant S. x hyacinthaflora sometimes mislabeled as the cultivar 'Eventide'. The fragrant flowers are a single dark violet color and new foliage growth has a lovely bronze color. Also has nice fall color. (Photo credit Roy Klehm)