Purple Lilac Vines For Sale:
There are many varieties of purple lilacs available in the market today. There are two types of purple lilacs, one which grows in open fields and another type which grows in enclosed gardens. Both types have their own characteristics and qualities. One variety is called “Blue” or “Rosa”.
Another variety is called “Pink”, but it does not grow well indoors due to its tendency towards yellowing over time.
The following are some of the most popular purple lilac vines for sale:
Vine Lilac Care – How To Grow Purple Lilac Vines In The Garden:
Purple Lilac Plant Growth Chart:
Purple Lilac Varieties : Blue/Rosa (Rosa spp.) Pink (Prunus spp. & Pterocarpus spp.)
Purple Lilac Plant Colors : Violet, Green, Red, Yellow, Orange, Brown and Black.
Purple Lilac Flower Color : White or Cream.
How To Grow Purple Lilac Vines In Your Garden:
If you want to grow purple lilacs in your garden then you need to choose the right purple lilac varieties. You can buy them from nurseries or nursery shops. You can also order them online. You should plant the purple lilac plants in a sunny spot.
The ground should be fertile and well drained. It should also have an excellent supply of organic matter. You can ammend your soil with aged manure or compost to provide nutrients for the purple lilac vines roots to feed upon.
You should leave about two feet between each purple lilac vine to give it room to spread out. Each purple lilac vine should be about five feet away from the next plant. The purple lilac vines will begin to bloom around 3-4 months after you plant them in the ground. They will begin to bloom for two weeks a year during spring and then they will shed their flowers.
New growth will start to appear at the base of the purple lilac vine, afterwards.
You can leave the plant in its container, if you wish, and plant it into your garden. The container should have a diameter of at least 12cm (5 inches). Fill the container with fresh compost and plant the purple lilac vine inside it. Place the container in your garden and bury it about halfway into the ground.
Purple Lilac Care:
You will need to provide care and maintenance to your purple lilac vines each year. Fertilize them at the start of each growing season with a general fertilizer or a nitrogen-rich plant food. If you wish to you can prune the purple lilac vines after they have finished flowering. Cut them back by about one-third to keep them tidy and to allow light and air to reach the inner foliage.
You can also propagate purple lilac vines from cuttings.
Lilac plants are generally pest free, but they can be affected by fungal diseases and viruses. These can lead to spotting or streaking on the leaves and flowers. If your purple lilac vines become infected with a virus or fungal disease, there is not much you can do about it sadly. Disease-resistant varieties of purple lilac are available, which may help reduce the chances of your purple lilac succumbing to disease.
Lilacs can also suffer from borers, which are small worm-like insects that tunnel through the stems and branches of the plant. These little pests can be nasty and hard to kill. Once they have infested your purple lilac vines it is best to just remove the plant from your garden and dispose of it in the trash. The borers can infest other plants in your garden and spread throughout your plants.
It is best to buy your purple lilac vines from a reliable nursery or garden center so you know they are free of pests.
Purple Lilac Varieties:
You can choose from a wide array of different types of purple lilacs, below are just a few:
‘Anna Russians’- Fragrant flowers that bloom from late spring to mid summer.
‘Charles Joly’ – A very hardy variety of purple lilac that is resistant to disease and pests. It is a very reliable grower. The flowers bloom during late spring and early summer, they are a deep purple color.
‘Dark Towers’ – Dark purple flowers with a reddish hue bloom on this variety from late spring through to mid summer. It is a very hardy plant, it is also resistant to diseases and pest invasions.
‘Dresden Semiflora’ – A fragrant variety that has a big size, the flowers bloom from mid spring to early summer. The blooms are not as dark a purple as the other varieties.
‘Krapp’s White’ – One of the most popular purple lilac varieties. It has very good strong growth and produces very large clusters of pure white flowers with a light fragrance from mid spring to late spring. It is a very hardy plant that is resistant to diseases and pest invasions.
Kiss Me Quick
The rose family is a large one, and there are many delicious and nutritious fruits that are included in the family. The rose family has everything from the small, tart wild gooseberries to the sweet and juicy apples.
As with other fruits, you can grow several species of rose to make your own rose hip jam or jelly. The easiest of these fruits to find should be the domestic roses, such as the rugosa rose, selogana or the lovely banksia. Most wild rosebushes grow in thick undergrowth and they tend to have prickly shoots making them hard to handle.
However, if you do manage to collect enough of the right type of rose hips, you can turn them into delicious jams and jellies that are rich in vitamin C. You can even dry them and turn them into appetizing soups and stews.
Rose hips can also be used to make a delicious jelly that is almost like apple jelly, only better! You can also use the rose petals to make tea, or to flavor meats and other dishes. The fact that they can be used for both sweet and savory meals makes them very versatile in the kitchen. The lovely flowers can be added to salads or used to make tea as well.
Rose bushes are hardy and resistant to pests, so they don’t require a lot of maintenance or special care. As long as you plant them in a sunny area that does not get oversaturated with water, your bushes should thrive. The berries can get a bit messy when it comes to harvesting them, so make sure you do it where the birds won’t poop on your freshly picked berries!
When it comes time to harvest your rose hips, you have a couple choices. You can either pick the hips individually as they ripen, or you can cut the entire stem with the hips on it and then hang it upside down to dry. Once dry, you can strip the hips from the stem.
Some varieties of rose hips that you can grow and use for food include:
This is a beautiful red rose that has large hips, which are great for making rose hip jam and jelly. The bush grows to be about 4 feet tall, and the flowers have a lovely light scent. The hips begin to ripen in early September.
This is a common wild rose that you can easily find growing in many parts of North America. The hips on this rose are small, but plentiful. You can pick the hips individually when they are ripe, or you can wait until the first frost and cut the entire stem down and hang them upside down to dry. The hips turn a lovely bright orange color when they are ripe and ready to be picked.
This is also a common wild rose that grows in many parts of North America. It has large hips that are great for making jelly. The bush itself grows to be about 5 feet tall, and the flowers have a very sweet scent. The hips begin to ripen in mid-September, and they turn a deep rose color when they are ready for picking.
Once you have your rose hips, you can pick out any stems or leaves that are still attached, and chop them up if you want. You can then add them directly to dishes where they need to be crushed or mashed a little to release the juices, or you can cook them whole in jams and jellies. If you want to store them for later use in the winter, you should sterilize the hips by boiling them for about 10 minutes, and then let them cool. Once they are cool, you can add them to jars or bags and put them in the freezer.
This will ensure that they will last for up to a year.
Rose hip tea and jam and jelly are very high in vitamin C and antioxidants. They also contain potassium, folic acid, and fiber, so it’s a great idea to stock up on these natural, healthy foods before winter!
Sources & references used in this article:
With a Lilac by the Door: Some Research into Early Gardens in Ontario by HR Skinner – Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, 1983 – JSTOR
Twining Vines by PL Warren – cals.arizona.edu
Taylor’s guide to growing North America’s favorite plants: proven perennials, annuals, flowering trees, shrubs, & vines for every garden by B Ellis – 2000 – books.google.com
Landscape Vines for Southern Arizona by PL Warren – 2013 – repository.arizona.edu