Lilac late

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  1. Deborah Sanders

    Deborah Sanders New Member

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    Homework question:
    Why would a Lilac flower late (assuming an early variety)?
     
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    Later than it usually does in previous years, or later than you expected that cultivar to do so?
     
  3. Deborah Sanders

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    This is homework for Master Gardeners course. Clinic questions. The question says we had a cold rainy spring. My question asks to clarify if it would normally be an early bloomer. Assuming yes... is it cold or cloud or a combination that would delay blooms? Or am I missing something?
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I don't know the answer specifically for lilac, and Douglas Justice doesn't mention lilac in his January 2018 in the Garden | UBC Botanical Garden blog article, but he does have a paragraph on flowering and weather and how that has varying effects on plants.
     
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    Thank you for the reference. Exactly what I was looking for. The internet is full of info but my teacher is looking for credible references. :)
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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