2017 ILS Convention Update

The 2017 ILS Convention was held May 11-13, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts

Results of 2017 ILS “Lilac Popularity Poll

During the 2017 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 2017 results are:

Please note that ‘Krasavitsa Moskvy’, S. vulgaris (BEAUTY OF MOSCOW) was ineligible for voting since it always wins the top spot.

  1. Tied for 1st place:
  • ‘Sarah Sands’, S.
  • ‘Lilac Sunday’, S. ×chinensis
  1. 'Lilac Sunday’, S. ×chinensis
  2. Tied for 3rd place:
    • ‘Rochester’, S.,
    • ‘Maiden’s Blush’, S.,
  1. Tied for 4th place:
    • 'Nadezada’, S.,
    • ‘Ami Schott’, S.,
    • ‘Hulda’, S.,