Monday, May 18, 2009

Prairie Petite Lilac

My Prairie Petite lilac has grown so slowly that I suspected it to be a geriatric variety. I purchased it from Park's Seeds in Fall 2007, but from what I can find on their website, they don't sell this variety any longer. I was interested in this plant, because it is supposed to be a miniature lilac but produce blooms as prolifically as a full-size shrub. The intoxicating scent of lilac is a childhood memory that I would like to keep alive, but I don't really have room for a full-size plant in my yard.

In all honesty, I did get a bloom this year, and it smelled fantastic, so I shouldn't complain about the plant, but in even more honesty, this guy was up for composting this year if it didn't bloom.

Here he is first year:

prairie petite lilac

He grew a little bit the second year:

prairie petite lilac bush

And a teeny bit more the third year:

prairie petite lilac year 3

Check out his cute little attempt at blooming.

prairie petite lilac year 3

Poor little fellow. I think I'll give him a little more time to get settled in.

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At 9:37 AM , Blogger Tami said...

You must have scared him into blooming!


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