Syringa – Scentara Double Blue
Lilacs are actually more cold tolerant than they are heat tolerant. In fact, they need a minimum of 1,700 hours of temperatures below 45°F (7.2°C) in order to bloom.
Lilacs are very easy to grow and care for, but they do have a few basic needs that must be met for success. They need full sun - no fewer than 6 hours a day, and 8 or more is preferred. They also require well-drained soil, or in other words, soil that never stays wet or soggy for long periods. This is especially important in winter.
Lilacs are fairly adaptable to soil types, though they really thrive in alkaline soils.
If you wish to prune lilac, do so immediately after blooming.
Needs Good Drainage
Plant Scentara Double Blue lilac in any sunny spot where its fragrance and very showy blooms can be appreciated often in spring.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Blooms On Old Wood
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Good for Screening, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
Soil Fertility Average Soil
Soil PH Category Alkaline Soil