2016 ILS Convention Update

The 2016 ILS Convention was held April 28-30, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Results of 2016 ILS “Lilac Popularity Poll”

During the 2016 ILS convention, a poll was taken to determine participants' favorite lilacs. Note that lilacs rated as favorites vary somewhat from year to year as different people attend and as members see lilacs in bloom at the local site. There were votes for 35 different lilacs.

The top five 2016 results are:

  1. ‘Krasavitsa Moskvy’, S. vulgaris (BEAUTY OF MOSCOW)
  2. ‘Sweetheart’, S. ×hyacinthiflora
  3. ‘Firmament’, S. vulgaris
  4. Tied for 4th place:
    • 'Sensation’, S. vulgaris
    • ‘Maiden's Blush’, S. ×hyacinthiflora
  5. Tied for 5th place:
    • ‘Congo’, S. vulgaris
    • ‘Lilac Sunday’, S. ×chinensis
    • ‘President Lincoln’, S. vulgaris

Also receiving multiple votes:

  • ‘Alice Franklin’, S. vulgaris
  • ‘Ludwig Spaeth’, S. vulgaris
  • ‘Mme Lemoine’, S. vulgaris
  • ‘Marie Frances’, S. vulgaris
  • ‘Miss Kim’, S. pubescens subsp. patula
  • ‘Monge’, S. vulgaris
  • ‘Primrose’, S. vulgaris
  • ‘Souvenir d'Alice Harding’, S. vulgaris
  • ‘Spring Parade’, S. vulgaris
  • ‘Tristo Barbaro’, S. vulgaris