• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 2 ft. tall, slowly spreading to 5 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Spring Flowers
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:DUT-si-a GRAS-i-lis
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Reaches 2 ft. tall, slowly spreading to 5 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasUse this plant as a groundcover or along the front edge of a shrub border for a field of bright green foliage. With the casual beauty of an old-fashioned flowering shrub, it is a fine alternative to weed-vulnerable, herbaceous groundcovers. Untroubled by poor soils, it is resilient and requires little or no maintenance.
    Companion PlantsWeigela (Weigela); Dogwood (Cornus); Speedwell (Veronica); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Delphinium (Delphinium)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Very adaptable to most soils; thrives in moist, well-drained, humus-rich loams. Best flowering in full sun. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer in spring. Prune to shape, immediately after flowering.Pruning time: spring..
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.