Nothing smells more like spring than Lilacs. With the change in weather from winter to spring comes the wind, the rain, and the late frosts, and through it all the later flowering Miss Kim lilac always brightens the day. The light lavender blooms fade to white and their fragrance is wonderful. Placed in full sun this lilac never fails to delight. Though listed as a small shrub, it will grow to 6-8′, but trimming right after blooming can keep this plant in check.
Miss Kim lilac was discovered in the Pouk Han Mountains in South Korea in 1947 by Elwyn Meader. Introduced to the trade in 1954 by the New Hamphire Agricultural Experiment Station and became the first named cultivar of Syring patula – named for all the beautiful Korean women, the common name of Kim being selected.