Syringa × hyacinthiflora 'Maiden's Blush'
Maiden's Blush (Early Flowering) Lilac
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous shrub, to 6-8 ft (1.8-2.4 m) tall and a similar width. 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).