Lilac ‘Miss Kim’

Syringa pubescens subsp. patula

Features

  • Fragrant
  • Suitable for partial shade

Description

This beautiful little shrub has a bushy habit and small leaves. While plants are covered in clouds of miniature sprays of sweetly scented lavender blooms. This late-flowering variety can handle part sun and still flower. Stems have a long vase life.

Details

Height: 6 to 8 ft
Bloom time: late
Site: suitable for some degree of shade

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when one-half to three-quarters of the flowers on the bloom cluster are open and immediately remove most or all of the leaves. Using heavy clippers, recut the stem ends, slice vertically up the stem 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 cm), and twist backward. Plunge the cut stems immediately into cool water. You can also use Quick Dip and then place stems into water with hydrator. Expect a vase life of 5 to 6 days.

Details

Description

This beautiful little shrub has a bushy habit and small leaves. While plants are covered in clouds of miniature sprays of sweetly scented lavender blooms. This late-flowering variety can handle part sun and still flower. Stems have a long vase life.

Details

Height: 6 to 8 ft
Bloom time: late
Site: suitable for some degree of shade

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when one-half to three-quarters of the flowers on the bloom cluster are open and immediately remove most or all of the leaves. Using heavy clippers, recut the stem ends, slice vertically up the stem 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 cm), and twist backward. Plunge the cut stems immediately into cool water. You can also use Quick Dip and then place stems into water with hydrator. Expect a vase life of 5 to 6 days.

Sources

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