Lilac is a spring bloom which has European and Asian regions origins. This is an uncommon flower and is esteemed for its delicate blossoms and special aroma. Lilacs are representatives of the olive, family. Lilacs are famous shrubs grown in cottage gardens of England. The cut flower is much showier than the shrub with long branches where flowers borne. The 1st cultivations of Lilacs in Europe is said to be took place in the middle of the 20th century, and the most of species developed till now are being sold till today. Flowers are exceptionally aromatic and attractive for bees, butterflies and birds. It is believed that in the late seventeenth century fur traders have grown Lilac bushes on Macanac Island and till now people enjoy these lovely bushes.
Lilacs are available in different colors like purple, white, mauve, violet and pink. White, mauve, violet and pink lilacs are available from October till May very easily. The lilacs in purple shade are special because they are recognized for their much stronger smell than other lilacs and it grows only in spring for very short time, like about no more than six weeks. The cut flower does not have a longer vase life as they may live up to 3 to 7 days depending over the care with which these flowers are kept.
In the language of flowers, purple lilacs symbolize the first emotions of love, while white lilacs represent youthful innocence. Lilacs are also called the 8th wedding anniversary flowers and lilacs are often considered as herald of spring, with the time of their bloom indicating whether spring will be early or late.
Amazingly there are over 1,000 varieties of Lilacs. They come in several colors, with the most popular being the color lilac and purple. White and pink lilacs are also well-liked. Lilacs also vary widely in size from the small 4 to 8 feet to types those growing up to 30 feet.