More than 600 decorative kinds of a Lilac are known in gardening. They possess by various of shades and forms of colors: white and pink, simple and terry.
The forms of this favourite bush are diverse in gardens! White, pink, sine-lilac, blue, reddish, simple and terry, with small flowers and with large flowers, friable and dense inflorescences – the Lilac is fine!
Also it isn’t necessary to explain to anybody, whence there is a color name – Lilac. It’s clear. But it’s not simple to find the lilac native land, because this cultural plant easily runs wild, getting for a garden fence. The run wild bushes of a Lilacs at times grow on roadsides of roads near to settlements, on wood edges. It is considered that rather wild-growing bushes of a lilac can be met only in mountains of the Eastern Europe (in Carpathians, on the Balkans, in the Transilvania’s Alpes).
More than 200 years was necessary for Lilac to win love of gardeners of our country, to enter into our life, in a word to feel us as at home.
Myth and Legend about Lilac
There is a legend about lilac origin. The goddess of spring has woken the Sun and its true companion the Iris (rainbow), has mixed beams of the sun with motley beams of a rainbow, began generously to strew them on fresh furrows, on meadows, branches of trees and everywhere appeared flowers, and the earth exulted from this good fortune. So they have reached Scandinavia, but the rainbow still had only lilac paint. Soon here there was so much lilac that the Sun has decided to mix paints on a palette of the Rainbow and has started to sow white beams so to the lilac of lilac color has joined white lilac.
The native land of lilac is Persia. It has got to Europe only in 16 century. In England the lilac is considered a misfortune flower. The old English proverb says that the one who carries a lilac, will never carry a wedding ring.
Lilac’s medical properties
Lilac add in many preparations which possess febrifugal, sudorific, antimicrobic, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, anaesthetising and diuretic properties. Fresh leaves of Lilac help well with treatment of purulent wounds.