Hybrid Lilac (Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Maiden's Blush') in the Lilacs Database

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Also sold as:
Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Rosenrot'
Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Maidens Blush'
Syringa x hyacinthiflora 'Maiden Blush'
Syringa vulgaris 'Maiden's Blush'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
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 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet (1.8-2.4m)
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 feet (1.8-2.4m)
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Pink
Other: fades to white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Guardian plant
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Stolons and runners
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Location: Denver Metro CODate: 2013-04-26
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Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NYDate: 2016-04-30Full sun.
By bxncbx
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Location: Winchester, NHDate: 2013-05-18This is my lilac bush (on right) "princess pink" (also reg. lilac
By Bonnie929
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Location: Denver Metro CODate: 5/7/15Young plant, so doesn't produce huge blooms yet.
By Skiekitty
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Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NYDate: 2016-04-30Full sun.
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-04-20
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Location: My garden, Pequea, Pennsylvania 17565Date: 2017-04-20
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Comments:
Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on May 1, 2013 8:47 PM

Of all the lilacs I have, this one smells strong, but has a HORRIBLE vase life. Less than 8 hours before it looks HORRIBLE. I do not recommend it for cutting/vase keeping.

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