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lwilliams
Mar 27, 2016 11:31 AM CST
I live in Frisco TX, (North Central Texas) and am interested in learning about this lilac, primarily, when should I plant it, and when should I expect blooms? I didn't think lilacs would grow here, but local nurseries are offering it.
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 27, 2016 2:16 PM CST
Welcome to ATP! Welcome!

This lilac is a cultivator of the common lilac that my grandmother used to grow Syringa vulgaris. So if you can't grow lilacs in your area, you won't grow this one either. I found this article in an attempt to find some info that makes this lilac special. Here is what I found:

http://allanbecker-gardenguru.squarespace.com/journal/2013/7...

Daisy
Name: Celia
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Zencat
Mar 27, 2016 2:38 PM CST
We can grow lilacs very well here in snowy Utah. Lilacs need the winter cold to grow properly and well. I got very excited about the blooms on this one. My neighbor has a lovely deep purple lilac by our fence that would have gone beautifully with this on our side. Until I read about how it suckers abundantly. Neither of us need to deal with that and I've read elsewhere how this one does that. Which is too bad because it really is a beauty.
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Mar 27, 2016 3:29 PM CST
lwilliams, I think you have been misled about lilacs not growing in your area. I just looked it up and according to the hardiness map, you are in zone 7b - normally a great place to grow lilacs. If you are shopping at locally owned nurseries and they are stocking lilacs, I would say you were good to go. If you are looking at Big Box stores, look at tags and make sure they will grow in your area. Big Box stores tend to stock everything in every store. Right now, our local Home Depot has a ton of beautiful Calla Lilies. They are an annual here - they can't handle having their rhizomes frozen solid for 6 months.

If you are planning to plant some lilacs, now is a good time to do it.

Please update your profile with your location and hardiness zone. It will make helping you a lot easier.

Daisy

lwilliams
Mar 27, 2016 8:39 PM CST
Thank you so much for the information, Daisy. I will update my profile as you suggested.

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