Syringa vulgaris "Krasnaya Moskva"
Kolesnikov, before 1968, Russia
Shrub is tall, steep, branches are dark silvery.
Interesting to plant with varieties: Zarja Komunizma, Kremlovskije Kuranti, Znamja Lenina. There are interesting differences.
It is scarlet dense, persistent. Flower buds are purple-violet; flowers are simple, dark purple with distinctly yellow anthers formed by one pair of faces. Panicles are plate pyramidal - 18 x 9 cm. Petals are round with slightly curved edges. Medium late variety, it blooms moderately with persistent flower colour.