Six Weeks of Lilacs!
30 Jul 2018
Lilacs offer incredible fragrance and benefits to hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and birds. Often people wish that lilacs flowers lasted longer than they do, if you know how to plant for succession of blooms they can bloom for six weeks!
Create a bird sanctuary garden, or add to an existing garden by planting lilacs. They are important to our hummingbirds because they provide early spring nectar when there are limited food supplies. To encourage hummingbirds plant them near your nectar feeders.
Our other feathery friends like cardinals, blue jays, chickadees, finches and more also love the structure and protection of the lilac. Allow them to grow to their full height and you'll quickly find a wide range of new bird's nests being created.
While each variety of lilac only bloom for about two weeks, if you plan your succession of blooms properly you can have lilacs blooming in your garden for over six weeks!
Syringa x hyacinthiflora and french lilacs are the first to bloom, followed by syringa vulgaris, hybrids like 'Miss Kim' and Bloomerang Lilacs. Incorporating some of each bloom season will maximize our lilac season.
A few of our favourites are