Quick Facts About Lilacs
Generally planted in cool climates, lilacs need a cold-initiated period of dormancy to trigger blooming.
Most lilac varieties grow very well in zones 3-7, but if growing in warmer climates like zone 8, try planting ‘Miss Kim’ or ‘Blue Skies’ in the fall.
Plant lilacs in moist, well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter.
To keep humidity from causing a fungal disease called powdery mildew, make sure lilacs are planted out in the open to catch the breeze.
The more sun lilacs have to enjoy, the more blooms you will have to enjoy.
Lilacs bloom in late winter to early spring and last only about two weeks.
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