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Re: Lilac in SC

In our area, Blue Skies and Miss Kim are the two lilacs that manage the
hot, humid summers.  The others struggle and get diseased.  I have Miss
Kim...it is slow growing and more bushy that the traditional, more northern
varieties but it is healthy.

Bonnie ETN Zone 7

> [Original Message]
> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 10/24/2007 8:20:03 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Lilac in SC
> Good luck, Andrea.  My grandmother who lived in the Florida Panhandle
> often told me how much she missed the lilacs she remembered from her
> childhood in upper NY state.  For years I sent her lilac plants that were
> advertsed to bloom without cold winter weather.  None of them ever
> survived, but then that was a bit farther south than you are, and maybe
> there are new cultivars.  Good luck. Auralie
> In a message dated 10/24/2007 5:06:13 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
> andreah@hargray.com writes:
> I've been meaning to do a garden chat report on my Syringa 'Blue Skies.'
> far, so good. It's growing, no disease, and no keeling over from the
heat. It
> hasn't bloomed yet but I didn't really expect it to as it is still very
> I have it in afternoon shade but it gets a good bit of sun in the
morning. So,
> for those of you outside of Lilac zone this one seems to be working. It's
> hardy 5-9 and supposedly doesn't need chill hours to bloom. Will let you
> if that ever happens.
> A
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