‘Margaret Porter’

Lilac (H4) flowers, XII–V; mid-green foliage, the young shoots have cream tips in spring; neat rounded habit; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm.

Seedling; raised by J. W. Porter (Carryduff, County Down, Northern Ireland) before 1963; selected, named and introduced by John F. Letts (Foxhollow, Windlesham, Surrey, England) in 1970.

Named after a sister of James Walker Porter (see also 'Jenny Porter'); the name was suggested by Mrs Eileen Porter.