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Lovely on its own or when creating hedges or borders. This repeat bloomer features fragrant, lavender-pink flowers that will bring beauty to any landscape. Plant multiples to attract an array of butterflies. Cold-hardy and heat-tolerant. Matures to be 4-6' tall and 4-5' wide. Blooms in late spring and, if moisture is adequate, continues to flower intermittently until frost.


Bloom Color Pink
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Zone Range 2 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 4 - 6' tall x 4 - 5' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 5 - 6' apart to ensure room for growth.

Related Assortments

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Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow lilacs in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I love the scent of lilacs.
Claire Z on Aug 2, 2017
Love the reblooming nature of these lilacs
Jenny D on Mar 24, 2017
I love the scent of lilacs.
Claire Z on Aug 2, 2017
I wanted a small, reblooming lilac.
Linda B on Apr 6, 2017
Love the reblooming nature of these lilacs
Jenny D on Mar 24, 2017
Gayle C on Mar 14, 2017
Compact size, potential to bloom all season
BOB B on Feb 19, 2017
I wanted lilac for my yard for butterflies and I like that it's reblooming.
Kathy C on Feb 17, 2017
Need a pink lilac for my "pink garden"
Lucille L A on Jun 5, 2016
Compact size, pink blossoms and reblooms.
Carla R on Jun 1, 2016
I live in central Florida but I'm from Indiana originally and I miss lilacs. I saw this variety is tolerant to my zone and thought I'd give it a try.
Tracy W on Jun 1, 2016
The color. My flowers mainly are purples, pinks, with just a few yellows intertwined within. I already have two lilacs that are lilac or soft purple so this pink will be a nice addition to my back yard garden. I just am so excited to see it when it hits maturity to bloom!
Pamela W on May 30, 2016
semi-shade and reblooms
Tracey J on May 15, 2016
the reblooming aspect of this plant really makes it an interesting find.
ROBERT G on May 10, 2016
we use to have these bushes around my house when I was a kid and I always remember the sent. Plus I need a good dense folage to separate me (visually) from my neighbors. And as I recall as a kid we never saw the neibors on the other side of the lilac bushes :)
Christina W on May 6, 2016
My 94 year old Mom loves lilacs. It is for Mother's Day and her 75th anniversary.
John R on May 2, 2016
I have Lilacs, but none bloom after early spring. I want more flowers!! ;)
Lacey T on Feb 21, 2016
I wanted a small, reblooming lilac.
Linda B on Apr 6, 2017
Gayle C on Mar 14, 2017
Will deer eat this plant?
Lois C on Jun 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We have deer walk through our beds all of the time! They have never touched the lilacs! Usually, they make a run for my purple cone flowers!????
When to trim Josee? Remove blooms or keep them?
Ginger D on Jun 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My bush is still quite small. It did bloom with one sprig this spring. I left the flower on the bush and I noticed recently that it had gone to seed. When my bush gets bigger I will pick the flowers. If I need to trim this bush I would definitely wait until after it has bloomed. I usually do not wait until fall to trim my bushes because I do not think it gives the bush enough time to recover from being chopped and then the cold weather hits it.
Do you deadhead the blooms to encourage new blooms?
Doris D on May 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes, deadheading will encourage new blooms all summer. The
amount of blooms will be less than the first spring show but will
be enough to have some flowers in the home, if you want.

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My Josee Rebloomers
Thank you for the quick shipping on my order. So far, this season, the five Josee Reblooming Lilac plants appear very healthy, fully leafed out, and the blooms were numerous and sweet, too. Since the flowers have faded, I'm looking forward to the plants' next blooming period!

Thank you for such healthy stock and your professional care.

Kathleen M. Talkie
May 22, 2016
over 3 years ago
reblooming lilac
I bought this lilac at the same time that I purchased Bloomerang. I have only had both of them a year. Bloomerang is about ten times larger and has much better foliage. The foliage on Josee had some browning on the edges, also seemed to be attacked by bugs or slugs. But it seems to be turning the corner now. The newer growth is unblighted. It has not flowered yet because it is so young.
June 7, 2017
1 year ago
This one didn't make it.
I adore lilacs, and the thought of having one that would bloom here in the Deep South was a thrill. For me, lilacs summon up memories of childhood Springs, and the huge lilac that grew outside my bedroom window. Unfortunately, this one didn't make it here in southern Mississippi no matter how carefully I tended it. I suspect the weird weather we've had in the past year played a big part.

Every other plant I've gotten from Stark has been amazing.
May 25, 2017
over 2 years ago
Response from Stark Bro's
We appreciate your positive feed back. Thank you for choosing Stark Bro's for your planting needs. Your planting success is important to us. We do offer 1 year replacement all on of our items or we can refund you. Please give our customer service support team a call an one of our friendly agents will be glad to assist you 800.325.4180.
May 26, 2017
Elizabeth DStaff
Beautiful flowers.
Purchased this plant in 2016. It made beautiful, lovely purple flowers while in the pot. It survived the winter well. This spring I decided to plant it in the front yard and I hope it grows well and gives more of its lovely flowers. I must add that when I received my plant it was in great condition.
May 19, 2017
1 year ago
Jose Reblooming Lilac
I bought 4 plants last June 2016. They were doing OK, but 2 did not survive the winter. The two who are still here are doing good, one even had flowers for a short time. They are only about one foot tall, so far. I think these two will make it.
June 13, 2017
1 year ago