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Syringa vulgaris

Syringa vulgaris

I got several small lilac divisions a few years ago and a couple of them flowered for the first time this year. I figured out one variety but not sure what this one is called. Buds are light pink, open light pink-lavender and fade almost to a lavender-white color.

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26 May, 2014


It's beautiful! I love lilac and the sweet fragrance!

Unfortunately, this one cannot be grown here in San Diego,'s much too warm in winter.

27 May, 2014


I love lilacs too but I know many of them cannot be grown in warmer areas because they have a "chill requirement" to set flower buds. There are a couple types of lilacs I've heard will grow in warm areas, do you know if that is true?

28 May, 2014


I don't think so. Most plants which have the common name "lilac" are not true lilacs. For example: Jamaican's actually Cornutia grandifolia, which is tropical. It's not a species of Syringa.

30 May, 2014


Beautiful! But this is lilac. Definitely. Looks like S. vulgaris Dwight Eisenhower, a common sort in Slovakia.

1 Jun, 2014


I knew it was Syringa vulgaris but without seeing a tag it can be tough figuring out which cultivar it is. The aged flowers look similar to Dwight Eisenhower but didn't have multi petals or the light bluish-violet color

2 Jun, 2014

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