• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Flowers
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:fil-a-DEL-fus x ver-jin-AY-lis
    Plant type:Shrub
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 17
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    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 PlantsCreate beds filled with a diversity of flowering shrubs using Mock Orange as a continuous element that highlights other colors. It remains in scale with the shorter Little Princess Spiraea, (Spiraeajaponica 'Little Princess'), Crimson Pygmy Dwarf Japanese Barberry, (Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'), Cameo Japanese Flowering Quince, (Chaenomeles japonica 'Cameo'), and Lydia Woadwaxen, (Genista lydia).
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    This plant was classified in the Saxifragaceae family by Linnaeus who named the genus for King Ptolemy Philadelphus of the 3rd century BC.