This classic was introduced by the Spaeth Nursery in Berlin, Germany in 1883 and is still considered one of the very best. The rich, dark maroon purple blooms appear just slightly later than most lilacs, extending the season for another week or so. Ludwig does send up some suckers over time, making it well suited for hedges. Can reach 3-4m (9-12') in height and width.
SELF-FERTILE | ZONE 2/3 | HARVEST: LATE MAY-EARLY JUNE