Fresh lilac, A travelling perfume flower. From December to May, enjoy the seductive scent and blossom spectacle of the lilac. Choose white, pink, violet, dark blue or blue-purple. The latter variety is also used to make perfume. A soft fragrance full of relaxation and romance!
The lilac is traditionally grown in Aalsmeer, on the fertile peat soil. In autumn, the lilacs are taken from the fields and brought to the greenhouse by boat. As the temperature here rises considerably, the flower buds sprout. The flowers are harvested and the plants are put back into the soil of the fields with their roots. This is done every other year. The other year, the plant is only pruned. An itinerant flower, in other words!
COLOURS AND SHAPES
Enthusiastically, the waxy flowers form a cluster. From pure white to dark purple, the lilac brings spring into the house in the deepest shades. Some varieties even have two colours. The plant has upward-pointing leaves and can grow up to 7 metres tall. The sweet fragrance makes you long for the first rays of sunshine. Spring, come on in!
It seems like every little flower of the lilac has its own story, because it tells a lot. For instance, she symbolises domestic happiness, nostalgia, young first love, innocence and memory. The white flowers represent restraint. In the 19th century, if you received a lilac from your lover, he wanted you not to be so reserved.
The lilac moved from Constantinople to Vienna in 1560. In the late 16th century, the lilac became hip in France and Berlin. Later, it conquered the country gardens of central Europe. From the 19th century, the little fragrance bomb became a must-have in every garden and home.