Due to its loveliness, lilac flowers always get a much-deserved attention. Not only it is beautiful from its petals down to its leaves, lilac flowers have a very interesting fragrance as well. Due to its name, it is often mistaken that lilac flowers only come in the shade of purple. The truth is that, this sweet flower comes in a variety of colours that makes it attractive to the eyes.
Get to Know the Lilac Flowers
As a plant, the lilac flowers belong to the shrub family. This thrives in a 3 USDA Hardiness Zones in any soil type that has a soil pH of neutral to slightly alkaline. The lilac flowers grow beautifully under full or partial heat of the sun, and it is in full bloom during the seasons of summer and spring. Interestingly, gardeners and flower enthusiasts vouch that lilac blooms prettier in spring than in summer. Due to its name, there is a misconception that lilac flowers only come in the shade of purple, but all in all, there are six shades of lilac flowers, and few varieties even come in combined hues. Aside from purple, it comes in the shades of red, pink, blue, white, and yellow.
Lilac Meaning and Symbolism
The botanical name of lilac flower is Syringa, which was inspired by the Greek mythology character. She is a beautiful nymph in which Pan, the God of the forest and fields fell in love with. However, Syringa got scared of Pan's intentions that when she was being chased by him, she turned herself into an aromatic bushâ€”the lilac flower. As for romance, the purple lilacs symbolize pure intention of love, while the white ones symbolize innocence.
Top Varieties for Flower Arrangements
There are almost a hundred kinds of lilacs in which its hues and shades vary accordingly. From dark shade of burgundy to the lightest shade of white; and from the sharp fragrance to the sweetest ones, its versatility has made it a top favourite when it comes to flower arrangements.
Angel White Lilac:
Clustered in pure white, angel white variety of lilac makes a very simple yet elegant flower centrepiece, garden accent, or even a unique bridal bouquet.
Beauty of Moscow:
It is a lovely pink bud that resembles the shape of a pearl, and shows a clear white petal when it opens. The combination of pearl shape and white shade is pretty enough that it does not need the company of other flowers to make it standout.
One of the classic varieties of lilac, it has a deep red wine shade that comes with a strong floral scent. Its vivid colour easily draws attention, and to make the appearance a bit softer, shades of light yellow or white may accentuate it.
This is probably one of the most-preferred when it comes to flower arrangements. It has a classic shape and a familiar floral scent and its ability to stay fresh for days makes it popular among flowers and garden enthusiasts.
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