Lilac, Little Kim - Knowledgebase Question

Ferndale, MI
Question by casaanthony
July 19, 2007
After it blooms, should I remove the spent part or is it best to keep.

Answer from NGA
July 19, 2007


When the flowers have faded you can snap them off the plant if you're careful. Lilacs develop flower buds during the summer months for next year's floral display. The buds are located just below the current year's flower. So, if you cut the blooms off carefully , you won't lose next year's flowers.

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