Sensation is an old French Lilac hybrid that is hardy and adaptable. Large clusters of fragrant purple flowers have white edging on the petals, and bloom in mid-spring. Deep green leaves turn yellow-purple in the fall. It is adaptable to a wide variety of soil conditions, but avoid planting in wet sites. Prune or trim immediately after flowering to avoid losing flower buds for the following spring. Sensation makes a great specimen shrub or use in a border.