Lilacs are classic garden shrubs and small trees that feature fragrant, tubular flowers that exude that ‘spring’ look and fragrance. Although they aren’t as eye-catching once the blooms fade, they work well in borders or as a hedge. The flowers are often used in bouquets and they also attract both hummingbirds and butterflies. There are new varieties available, such as the rebloomer, Bloomerang.
- Sun to Part Sun
- Plant in fertile, well-drained soil
- Space appropriately to allow for maximum air flow to reduce disease occurrences
- Like neutral or slightly alkaline soil
- Deadhead blooms to produce more robust blooms the next year
- Plant size and bloom color are variety specific
Landscape features include big clusters of fragrant blooms.