• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy, Fragrant Flowers
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:fil-a-DEL-fus x ver-jin-AY-lis
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 17
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Design IdeasThis conveniently sized native shrub hails from the colder northern states. Smaller size makes it possible in city gardens or as foundation planting underneath windows. Its pure coloring blends well with all the deciduous flowering shrubs. Line it up as a boundary hedge or plant along fence lines. Excellent in shrub borders or as a background for perennial beds. Excellent choice for all white moonlight gardens.
    Companion PlantsPeony (Paeonia); Forsythia (Forsythia); Clematis (Clematis); Lilac (Syringa); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This variety is a dwarf form of 'Minnesota 'Snowflake'.
    Lore:
    This plant was classified in the Saxifragaceae family by Linnaeus who named the genus for King Ptolemy Philadelphus of the 3rd century BC.