How to Grow It
It is very easy to plant seedlings of these flowers. You can get bare root stocks or seedlings planted in pots from nurseries. When you get home one of these plants, you need to place the bare roots in a bucket of water as you dig a hole that is twice the size of the root bulb.
See that the soil is well-aerated. These plants can grow in any kind of soil. So you can add a small amount of sand, peat moss or compost to help in soil aeration. This will also help in retaining moisture and adding nutrients to the soil. Place the bush in the center of the hole and fill it with the gravel-compost-soil and tap down.
Mulch should be replaced annually, as it helps in maintaining moisture, controlling weeds, and rendering a consistent temperature to the root system. You need to water the plant during periods of drought.
Fertilizers should be added only if the bush is not growing vigorously. Add the fertilizer once every three or four years. Also, remove the fallen leaves and branches from the bush base regularly to avoid decay.
The White Persian is a popular variety of dark green foliage with creamy white flowers. This is a compact bush, perfect for a small garden. The 'James Macfarlane' lilac is one of the most cold-hardy of all types. The blooms are seen in early June and are pink colored. They have elegant bushes that are upright and good as screen plants or border plants.