The lilac bush is one of nature’s most formidable flora, able to withstand the most grueling of weather conditions. And when it blooms, it’s generally a long-awaited sign that spring is on the way. But the fragrant flowering bush’s roots run deep, and different cultures have assigned it a wide range of meanings over the years. Indeed, if you see a lilac bush outside someone’s home today, it may have been planted for a heartbreaking reason.
In recent years, lilacs have been growing not only in gardens but also in popularity. They flower in an attractive array of colors, you see, including purple, pink, white and blue. And despite their hardy reputation, their pastel-like palette is easy on the eye, introducing softness to any landscape. What’s more, as most variations of the plant can grow to a whopping ten feet tall, they’re great for adding height to green spaces.