|Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)|
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Native to Europe and the temperate zones of Asia, lilacs are popular spring flowers, prized for their delicate blooms and their heady fragrance. Lilacs are members of the Oleaceae, or olive, family. Their genus name is Syringa, derived from the Greek syrinx, or "pipe," which refers to the flower's hollow shoots.
Care and Handling
Allow the leaf cluster nearest to the flower clusters to reamain intact. This will help draw water up to the blossom. Do not split or pound lilac branches since these procedures only end up damaging the branches' water transport structures.
An attractive accent in spring arrangements. For simplicity, use lilacs in a vase alone. Does not work well in floral foam.
Colors: White, mauve, purple, lavender.