Thursday, May 3, 2012

Faire fresh May

'President Lincoln' (Syringa vulgaris)

"With all they flowres and thy green, 
welcome be thou, faire freshe May."
~ Geoffrey Chaucer

The President Lincoln lilac was introduced in 1916 by John Dunbar (1859-1927), assistant superintendent of parks and founder of the Highland Park lilac collection in Rochester, NY. ‘President Lincoln’ has a single medium blue flower, which is quite fragrant. With it's Wedgwood blue color, 'President Lincoln' is often called the truest blue lilac. Click on the image above.

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