Quick Facts About Lilacs

quick facts about lilacs

1) CLIMATE

Generally planted
 in cool climates, lilacs need a cold-initiated period of dormancy to trigger blooming.

2) VARIETIES

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.

3) SOIL

Plant lilacs in moist, well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter.

4) DISEASE

To keep humidity from causing a fungal disease called powdery mildew, make sure lilacs are planted out in the open to catch the breeze.

5) SUN

The more sun lilacs have to enjoy, the more blooms you will have to enjoy.

6) BLOOM

Lilacs bloom in late winter to early spring and last only about two weeks.


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