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Syringa (lilacs), Iris (irises) and Hemerocallis (daylilies) were originally brought to Colorado by early settlers and are now found in most every home garden. They have adapted well to Denver's semi-arid climate and are often found as lone survivors on abandoned homesteads.

The primary plant collections of this garden make it a must see in spring and early summer. Lilacs bloom from April through early June; iris from May through early June; and daylilies primarily in July. Herbaceous companion plants thread the garden together, demonstrating attractive and complementary combinations of foliage, flowers and textures. Spring-flowering bulbs and groundcovers complete the prismatic patchwork that is the Lilac Garden.

For a list of plants in the Lilac Garden, click here.

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