Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Primrose') in the Lilacs Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 8-10 feet
Plant Spread: 8-10 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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The ATP Top 50 Xeriscapic PlantsThe ATP Top 50 Xeriscapic Plants
July 19, 2014

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Posted by frankrichards16 (Clinton, Michigan) on May 15, 2018 4:06 PM

"Syringa 'Primrose', Yellow Lilac, , USDA Hardiness Zone 3, Creamy Yellow, Michigan Bloom Month 5.

Unusual yellow flowered lilac. Introduced in 1949, Primrose bears numerous graceful, yet dense panicles of pastel yellow flowers in mid-spring. Won a Royal Horticulture Society Award of Merit in 1950. Usually more cream or creamy-yellow. In some cases, it only appears unique when grown amidst white-flowered plants for contrast. Planted in 2013. No blooms in 2014 or 15. My guess is that this plant will be like my 'Claire de lune' peony, WHITE."

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Anyone want to send me some rain? by Skiekitty Jul 14, 2011 5:27 PM 106

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