Monday, May 5, 2014

Plant of the Month - Lilac

May - Plant of the Month – Lilacs

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have some memory of a Lilac bush—the unforgettable fragrance drifting in through the open windows or the large bouquet sitting the dining room table. But the days of your grandmother’s purple standard are gone. Lilacs now come in a variety of colors—even yellow!  And if you are spatially challenged, there are new dwarf varieties to choose from. Just today, I found a variety that re-blooms in the fall! Lilacs prefer a sunny location and well-drained soil. 


Light:  Sun
Zones:  2-9
Plant Type:  Shrub
Plant Height:  3-30 feet tall
Plant Width:  To 20 feet wide
Landscape Uses:  Beds & Borders, Privacy
Special Features:  Flowers, Attractive Foliage, Fragrant, Fall Color, Cut Flowers, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Easy to Grow


  1. Wow, Jennie. I suppose you now know one person who doesn't have a memory of a lilac bush. Me! Or maybe it was that I didn't know what the bush was and what to call those purple flowers. Either way, see how much I'm learning from you? Thank you!!!!

  2. Maybe its a "northern" thing seeing as how you've lived in Florida most of your life!