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Philadelphus "Virginal"

Genus: Philadelphus.

Species: Philadelphus 'Virginal'.

October 2013 front garden. 10 ft or more. Large clusters double white flowers in summer.

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Reminders for this plant

Due almost 9 years ago:

Mulch in spring

Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June and July
Hardiness: fully hardy
In June and July this lovely deciduous shrub is smothered with highly fragrant, double, pure white flowers among dark green leaves that turn yellow in autumn. This tall, vigorous variety of mock orange looks wonderful towards the back of a mixed or shrub border, where on warm summer evenings, the delicate, orange-blossom fragrance floats on the breeze. It is a magnet for bees and can also cope with urban pollution and salt-laden air. Garden care: Mulch around the roots in spring with a deep layer of well-rotted garden compost or manure. Prune in late summer, immediately after flowering, removing one in four of the older stems to ground level.