A plant blooming now that looks and smells like a lilac.

albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)August 15, 2013

Out walking this morning I passed a plant blooming now - [Like now, August, in Nevada.] - with flowers that look and smell like a lilac. Leaves and stems were light grey-blue-green and glaucous. Flowers were smaller than the familiar lilac but otherwise similar. Care to conjecture as to What I saw.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5



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    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 5:21PM
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aachenelf z5 Mpls



    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 6:44PM
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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)


    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 7:15PM
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Do I hear the ident of 'Bloomerang' Lilac?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 7:26PM
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aachenelf z5 Mpls

Didn't know there was such an animal, but Mr. Google says there is. Zones 3 - 7, but cooler is better. What zone is the plant in question growing in? And what's the prize for the right answer?


    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 8:08PM
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Butterfly bush (buddleia)?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 8:41PM
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Leptodermis Oblonga? I tried to find one of these locally but have not had success. I may have to mail order one of these.



    Bookmark   August 15, 2013 at 10:21PM
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    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 12:21AM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

Did a Google image search and it looks most like aachenelf's
Buddleia suggestion.

I just noticed someone else made the same suggestion.


    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 4:27PM
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Bumblebeez SC Zone 7

Some Butterfly Bushes smell and waft better than others. I would never buy one without sniffing it first.
I have at least half a dozen different varieties and there doesn't seem to be a constant.

On the other hand, these are the easiest plants in the world to root so anyone can have as many as they want.

I LOVE my pink Clethra!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 5:59PM
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There are so called reblooming Lilacs. Daughter has one that had a few blooms on it last week. She says that after a normal flush of bloom, it will sporadically put out a few here and there over the rest of the growing season.

Linlily, that Leptodermis Oblonga may not live up to Bluestone's hype. I have two of them. It is an ok shrub, probably would make a decent shrub for hedge even, but A blooming machine they are not. Late to break dormancy, they aren't fully leafed out till late May. Moderate bloom follows mid June. The rest of the growing season there are very sparse showings of tiny clusters of the lavender flowers here and there. At present each shrub, clipped in April to try to maintain a 3' x 3' bush, has maybe a 1/2 dozen of these clusters of 3 or 4 small (individual 'lilac' sized) flowers. You have to really hunt to find them.

This post was edited by gazania on Sat, Aug 17, 13 at 10:11

    Bookmark   August 17, 2013 at 9:50AM
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