Lilac Trivia

Lilac Trivia

Lilac Trivia and Interesting Fun Facts

Here are interesting lilac trivia and fun facts. 

The lilac is known as the “Queen of Shrubs”. Its beauty certainly warrants this title.

There are over 1,000 varieties of lilacs.

Lilacs are edible. Please pass the lilac salad!

Purple lilacs represent first love. White lilacs symbolize youthful innocence.

The name “Lilac comes from the Persian word “lilaq”, which means flower.

Lilacs belong to the same family as the olive (Oleaceae).

The lilac is the state flower of New Hampshire

Purple-colored lilac varieties have the strongest scent.

Lilacs are used in soaps, perfumes, and other cosmetics.

Wood from the lilac trees can be used to make musical instruments, knife handles, and more!

Lilacs bushes can live over 100 years.

Lilacs were in George Washington and Thomas Jefferson’s colonial gardens.

Lilac Propagation by Cuttings

New lilac plants can also be propagated by rooting cuttings. Spring is the time to take root cuttings. 

Cut 6- 8 inches of new, first-year wood. Place them in about 2 inches of water. Watch the water level, to make sure it doesn’t dry out. Plant cuttings after multiple roots have grown to 1 1/2 inches or more.

This story is from Greek mythology:

It’s about a beautiful nymph named Syringa (lilac’s botanical name). “Pan”, the god of the forests and fields, was captivated by Syringa’s beauty. Pan chased Syringa through the forests. Syringa was frightened by Pan’s affections. Syringa escaped Pan by turning herself into a lilac bush.

How To Grow Lilac Flowers Information

How to Grow – Learn how to grow beautiful, fragrant plants.
Lilac Festival – These Spring festivals are very popular. 
Lilac Sunday – Without a doubt, it’s a holiday worth celebrating.
Flowers – About these beautiful blooms.
Lilac Pictures – See our lilac photo gallery.
Lilac Interesting Fun Facts and Trivia – Cute and informant trivia.
Planting and Transplanting – how and when to move bushes.
Propagation – How to make new plants.
Pruning Lilacs – Most importantly, there’s a right way and a wrong way.
Pests and Disease – Prevent plant problems.
Varieties – In fact, there are over 1000 varieties.
California Lilac – It’s a tree.
Why no Blooms? – Identify and correct blooming problems.
Lilac Poem – By Walt Whitman.
Buy Lilac Bushes – Add beauty to your yard.

White Lilacs

More How to Grow Lilacs Resources

Growing Lilacs – from Garden Hobbies

Buy Lilac Bushes select from popular Lilac varieties

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