Lilac Diesel Weed Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi November 24, 2022 - 6 min read
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Lilac Diesel strain

Lilac Diesel is a rare and complex weed strain. This 50/50 hybrid is the product of crossbreeding four different strains (Silver Lemon Haze, Forbidden Fruit, NY Cherry Pie, and Citral Glue), creating a unique mix of aroma, flavor, and effects.

Start with THC levels that average 22% but can range as high as 28%. Then add in a soaring cerebral high that’s uplifting and social, along with a body buzz that’s extremely relaxing but can be sedating at higher doses — and you have an amazing experience.

And that’s not even mentioning the intriguing floral-and-diesel aroma, the fascinating taste that combines berries, citrus, pine, flowers, spice, and diesel, or the potential medical benefits that patients love.

Lilac Diesel isn’t like any other bud you’ve tried before.


This is one of those strains whose effects can be “controlled” by the amount you smoke.

The Lilac Diesel head high hits quickly, delivering a giddy boost of energy and erasing stress and anxiety in a jiffy. In low-to-moderate amounts, this weed enhances motivation, creativity and focus along with its euphoria. In higher amounts, the cerebral buzz may become too stimulating to concentrate on complicated tasks although the high will remain social and enjoyable.

The same is true for Lilac Diesel’s body stone. It’s relaxing no matter how hard you hit the pipe. When consumed in smaller amounts the buzz will be tingly and calming, easing muscles and joints without locking you to the couch. Keep smoking, though, and you might find yourself firmly planted there — perhaps even drowsing off.

That makes Lilac Diesel a bud that you can enjoy any time of the day. A few tokes and you’ve got a strain that’s great for wake-and-bake or daytime use. Finishing off an entire bowl? You’d better save your enjoyment of this strain for the evening hours or just before bed.

Bottom Line: Lilac Diesel usually delivers a stronger head high than body high; its cerebral effects are energetic and happy, and they may be creative and focusing. The body buzz is relaxing and calming but can become sedating for those who keep smoking.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 4/5
  • Creative: 4/5
  • Pain: 4/5
  • Stress: 4/5
  • Sleep: 3/5
  • Mood: 4/5

Side Effects

Lilac Diesel is a very potent weed, which means you should expect to experience dry eyes and dry throat, and shouldn’t be surprised by the munchies and minor dehydration.

Inexperienced users may also find that they develop a headache, become anxious, or even have panic attacks or experience paranoia. Those aren’t overly common side effects, but they can happen. Those who are already anxious before smoking may find that their anxiety worsens because of Lilac Diesel’s high THC content.

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 3/5
  • Dry Mouth: 5/5
  • Dry Eyes: 5/5
  • Lethargy: 3/5
  • Cough: 3/5

Medical Conditions

The ability to “tailor” your high to your desired effects can be helpful for MMJ patients. They say that Lilac Diesel is a very good choice for psychological issues like stress, depression, and anxiety, although some users can find their anxiety worsening the more they smoke. The mental focus this strain provides may also help those dealing with ADD or ADHD.

Patients say that limited consumption of Lilac Diesel can ease minor aches, cramps, and pains, but the more they smoke, the more effective the weed is at helping fight chronic or serious pain. In the same way, insomnia patients have found that smoking a lot of this strain before bed often helps them fall asleep. It may also improve appetite in chemotherapy patients.

Flavor and Aroma

There’s a veritable cornucopia of scents (we’ve always wanted to say that) in Lilac Diesel. Expect to smell a mixture of fruit, citrus, earth, pine, flowers, spice, herbs, diesel, and chemicals. Some of the lighter scents temper the strain’s natural pungency, making it a one-of-a-kind aroma.

Don’t be scared to light up, though. The diesel and chemicals are mostly noticeable in Lilac Diesel’s aftertaste. The flavors you’ll really appreciate in the smoke are fruit, citrus, and spice, which make this strain a surprisingly tasty one.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 3/5
  • Citrus: 4/5
  • Fruity: 4/5
  • Spice: 3/5
  • Wood: 2/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

An average THC content of 22% makes Lilac Diesel a very strong weed. You may find even more potent batches of this strain at your dispensary since growers do everything possible to maximize the THC levels of their weed. The flower sold at retail outlets may hit 25% THC content or even higher. Other cannabinoids are only present in very small amounts.

A complex mix of aromas and flavors means that this strain has a complex mix of terpenes. Among the terps you’ll find in Lilac Diesel: terpinolene, valencene, bisabolol, pinene, sabinene, ocimene, and caryophyllene — and that’s just a partial list.


The lineage of Lilac Diesel is just as complex.

Colorado’s Ethos Genetics created this masterpiece in steps. They first crossed Silver Lemon Haze with Forbidden Fruit. Then they crossed NY Cherry Pie with Citral Glue. Finally, they crossbred those two hybrids to produce Lilac Diesel.

Super Lemon Haze and Cherry Pie contribute the uplifting and energetic head high, while Forbidden Fruit and Citral Glue add the relaxing and potentially sedating elements — and they all combine to create a unique aroma and flavor.

Where to Buy Lilac Diesel Seeds

Online outlets often sell seeds from plants that breeders have grown in an effort to recreate the original strain. The intricate crossbreeding necessary to produce Lilac Diesel would be nearly impossible, though.

Thankfully, Ethos Genetics has made these seeds available to some seed banks, making it relatively easy to purchase Lilac Diesel seeds. North Atlantic Seed, Seeds Here Now, Trophy Seeds, and Mother Labs all carry the strain’s feminized seeds as well as auto-flowering versions, and Alchimia Web and LB Seed Company sell standard Lilac Diesel seeds.

Similar Strains

You’ve certainly gathered by now that no strain is really like Lilac Diesel. If you want to come close, though, you might try Golden Ticket, Blueberry Lemonade, Lemon Royale, or Space Cookies.

Lilac Diesel Strain Review: FAQ

Q: How long does it take Lilac Diesel to flower?
A: Not very long, compared to most other strains. The flowering period for Lilac Diesel is only 45-60 days; the downside is that a short flowering time usually means smaller yields, and that holds true for these plants.

Q: Is Lilac Diesel a high-THC strain?
A: Definitely, with an average THC content of 22%. It’s not uncommon to find this weed with THC levels as high as 25%, and Lilac Diesel with 28% THC content has even been reported at a few retail outlets.