• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly; requires consistently moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Vigorous stems to 25 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Flowers
    Blooms:
    Late winter to early spring.
  • Detail
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Vigorous stems to 25 ft. long.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late winter to early spring.
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Tropical
    Companion PlantsSpiderwort (Tradescantia); Bee Balm (Monarda); Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Turtlehead (Chelone); Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers well-drained, humus-rich acidic soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Provide support such as arbor or trellis. Feed regularly during the growing season with a general purpose fertilizer.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly; requires consistently moist soil.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Native to central China, this selection was brought to Monrovia by the renown plantsman, Dan Hinkley. Awarded Outstanding Plant in the 2012 New Varieties Showcase at the Farwest Flower and Garden Show.

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