Syringa × hyacinthiflora Maiden's Blush Oleaceae
Maiden's Blush Lilac or Early Flowering Lilac si-RING-ga hi-a-sin-thi-FLO-ra
- Deciduous shrub, to 6-8 × 6-8 ft (1.8-2.4 × 1.8-2.4 m). Flowers pale to medium pink, single, fragrant; blooms heavily and flowers appear about a week before those of the Common Lilac (French Hybrids).
- Hardy to USDA Zone 2. Developed by Frank Skinner, Dropmore, Manatoba; introduced in 1966, generally considered one of his best. Some say it is the best of the pink lilacs. Sometimes listed as Syringa vulgaris Maiden's Blush, also listed as Maiden Blush and Maidens Blush, marketed in Germany as ROSENROT (Vrugtman, 2005).