Fall in love with lilacs all over again. Their fragrance, flower power and sheer variety are tough to beat.

18 Lilac Varieties

Fall in love with lilacs all over again. Their fragrance, flower power and sheer variety are tough to beat.

Syringa vulgaris, common lilac -  To encourage big flowers and to keep the plant's size in check, prune out a third of the branches each year. Full sun, hardy. Height 700cm, spread 700cm

Syringa vulgaris, common lilac - To encourage big flowers and to keep the plant's size in check, prune out a third of the branches each year. Full sun, hardy. Height 700cm, spread 700cm

Rochester NY is known as the Flower City because of our Lilacs.  We have hundreds of varieties in Highland park that people from all over the world come to see every May (Mother's day weekend until the following Saturday) Many types and Colors of Lilacs!

Rochester NY is known as the Flower City because of our Lilacs. We have hundreds of varieties in Highland park that people from all over the world come to see every May (Mother's day weekend until the following Saturday) Many types and Colors of Lilacs!

Lilac tree, I just planted these to line both sides of our long driveway. Fingers crossed it works!

Lilac tree, I just planted these to line both sides of our long driveway. Fingers crossed it works!

White Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Alba') at Bachman's Landscaping

White Common Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Alba') at Bachman's Landscaping

Syringa vulgaris 'Henri Robert':  This cultivar has double bluish-purple flowers that open from violet buds in midseason. It forms a shrub 12 feet high by 8 feet wide.

Syringa vulgaris 'Henri Robert': This cultivar has double bluish-purple flowers that open from violet buds in midseason. It forms a shrub 12 feet high by 8 feet wide.

Syringa vulgaris 'Yankee Doodle' Lilac - White Flower Farm

Syringa vulgaris Yankee Doodle

Gardening and Gardens: Why Lilacs Don't Bloom

Gardening and Gardens: Why Lilacs Don't Bloom

Wedgewood Blue Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Wedgewood Blue') at Weston Nurseries

Wedgewood Blue Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Wedgewood Blue') at Weston Nurseries

Angel White Lilac - One of the best lilacs for warm winter areas. Spectacular clusters of fragrant pure white flowers produced without winter chilling! Mid-season bloomer typically flowers in mid-May. Open branched, upright form makes a great hedge, screen or accent. Deciduous.

Angel White Lilac - One of the best lilacs for warm winter areas. Spectacular clusters of fragrant pure white flowers produced without winter chilling! Mid-season bloomer typically flowers in mid-May. Open branched, upright form makes a great hedge, screen or accent. Deciduous.

Syringa vulgaris 'Congo'

Syringa vulgaris 'Congo'

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