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Lilac is known as the 'queen of shrubs'.
Native to south-eastern Europe and eastern Asia, lilac is now also widely cultivated in temperate areas of different parts of the world. Lilacs are known as ornamental flowers, which can also serve several other purposes.
The word lilac is not just the name of the flowering plant, but also refers to the light-purple color of the flower.
Lilacs have been noted to have great significance in Greek mythology.
They are often associated with the Easter holidays as the booming period of lilacs falls during the same time of year.
There is a belief in Russia that states that, when a sprig of lilac is held over a newborn baby, it brings wisdom.
Another symbolism attached to lilacs is that it is the flower to celebrate the eighth wedding anniversary.
Lilacs also symbolize old love, and many widows used to wear lilac during the Victorian period.
Lilac is also New Hampshire's official state flower and was chosen because, in addition to its strong fragrance, the flower is also quite hardy.
Rochester in New York is the lilac capital of the world and is also the place where the Lilac Festival occurs every year.
Lilacs have also been an inspiration for many great minds.
Interested in lilacs so far? Then read on to find out some more fascinating facts about lilac.
Lilacs are popular flowers commonly seen in flower vases indoors and as part of bouquets. Find out some amazing facts about these fragrant blossoms below.
Have you found these lilac facts fascinating? Read on to discover more about the lilac plant and its varied parts. Some interesting uses of lilacs are listed as follows.
If you have enjoyed finding out about lilac plants so far, read on to discover the certain specific conditions needed to grow lilac properly. The climate and conditions required for the proper growth of lilac bushes are mentioned below.
You now know lilacs ideal growing conditions but do you know how to care for them? Well, lilac plants do not require much care and maintenance, beyond pruning. Read on to find out the best ways to care for this easy-to-look-after plant.
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