Commonly referred to as the “Queen of Shrubs”, Lilacs (Syringa vulgaris) are highly fragrant and hardy bushes that we often use in our gardens. Their scent, which is at its highest potency in full sunlight, makes them a stand-out plant in the garden and also a common fragrance used in soaps and perfumes.
In Latin, the word “Rana” means frog while “unculus” means little. Essentially, the name ranunculus means little frog. These flowers were first found in Southwestern Asia where it believed that the flower got this name because it was found growing along the streams that little frogs called home.
You probably remember seeing these shrubs in your grandmother's garden, which may evoke nostalgic feelings, which is likely why Lilacs are still prominent today. If you have Lilacs in your yard or garden, you know how precious it is to see them bloom, but you have little time to admire them as they only last a few weeks.
While in general, Lilacs represent renewal and confidence, each color has a different meaning. White Lilacs stand for innocence and purity, while purple represent spirituality, love and passion.