Located in the heart of Preston County, Modern Homestead is a collection of restored homes that include a coffee & gift shop, guest houses and seasonal greenhouses.

Discover: Miss Kim Lilacs

Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8

This upright, compact lilac blooms later than others, extending the season with deep purple buds that reveal clusters of highly fragrant, lavender blue flowers. Foliage is burgundy-tinged in fall. Hardy, yet performs in southern regions, with excellent powdery mildew resistance. Great for border accent or mass planting. Deciduous.

Discover: Beautyberry

Bookshelf: Backyard Farming: Composting