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Looking for lilacs

2 months ago
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We may be moving to northern Colorado shortly to live near family there and I am already thinking of garden plants. I definitely want to include at least one lilac, possibly two. Fragrance is my key criterion, right after suitability for the local climate. I have already experimented with sniffing various lilacs. I know that the classic Syringa vulgaris scent is the one I like, and that the fragrances of some of the other species is not at all appealing to me. (I hated 'Miss Kim'.)

I could always go with the common lilac species rather than a cultivar. It is a grand plant, very reliable, but I thought I would solicit suggestions of other possibilities for extending the bloom season.

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