Introduced by Clark in 1947 , with the name being registered in 1953. There is a discrepancy between the official Lilac Register which describes it as S. vulgaris, parentage unknown, and Fiala's book refering to it as a hyacinthiflora cross.
Flowering season would appear to support the former.
Cora Brandt is easily one of the most floriferous lilac plants , also regular flowering mid-season.
Florets are double hose-in-hose, in
large dense trusses and are beautifully fragrant.
Typical of the species , it grows into a largish shrub 3 x 2m and has demonstrated a tendency to sucker on its own roots.