Beach Party™ lilac series was bred to bloom in low-chill gardens and is the best lilac choice for coastal California landscapes.
Lilacs are tolerant of many soil types but prefer well-draining, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Plant your Beach Party™ lilac in a location that will get at least 6 hours of sun daily. California temperatures in winter can sometimes feel like summer, for best blooms keep your lilac roots cool in the winter with shade. Plant 'Rosie' Beach Party™ on the north side of a garage, fence, evergreen shrub, or position a rock, pot or garden furniture to cast a winter shadow on the base of the plant. In hotter inland climates, select a site with morning sun and afternoon shade.
Water deeply and regularly the first few months to establish a good root system. Reduce frequency once established. Keep the soil moist but not soggy, good drainage is important. Seasonal winter rains should provide enough water during the dormant season but supplemental irrigation may be needed to keep the soil from completely drying out if there is no rainfall.
Lilacs can take 3-5 years before they bloom. Rosie Beach Party™ Lilac may take a couple of seasons to fully bloom.
Prune to shape when your lilac is done flowering. Next year’s flower buds begin to set right after this year’s flowering period, so it is best to prune while the bloom period is ending. Pruning too late in summer or fall may disrupt next year’s flowers. The Beach Party™ lilac series can be grown in a large pot but regular pruning is needed to maintain the desired size.
Rosie Beach Party™ Lilac is a S. x hyacinthiflora hybrid and performs better than its great-grandparent, ‘Lavender Lady’ Lilac.
Syringa 'Rosie' Beach Party™ (‘SCHohrofrag') PP32085 is a patented hybrid lilac, asexual reproduction is prohibited. The plant patent expires in 2039.