Illuminati Spice™ Philadelphus

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Features

Characteristics

Plant Needs

With a smaller, more compact habit, you can plant this spring favorite just about anywhere! Illuminati Spice™ mock orange has a 4’ x 4’ rounded form, fitting easily into the middle of the border and even making a handsome low hedge. Its massive double flowers line slightly arched, elegant stems. A high flower count produces a powerful citrusy perfume. It has the same healthy, thick foliage as the other members of the Illuminati series, making a handsome backdrop for plants with summer and fall interest.

Top reasons to grow Illuminati Spice mock orange?

  • Highly fragrant blooms 
  • Useful compact habit
  • Healthy looking foliage all growing season long
  • Fragrant Flower

Characteristics

Plant Type:

Shrub

Height Category:

Medium

Garden Height:

48 Inches

Spacing:

48 Inches

Spread:

48 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Green

Flower Colors:

White

Foliage Shade:

Dark green

Habit:

Upright

Container Role:

Thriller

Tolerant to:

Drought

Resists:

Deer

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Part Sun to Sun, Sun

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Bloom Time:

Summer

Hardiness Zones:

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Water Category:

Consistent

Soil Fertility Requirement:

Average Soil

Uses:

Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Landscape, Mass Planting

Light Requirement:

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Uses Notes:

Illuminati Spice mock orange can be grown as a small specimen, flowering hedge, or in and amongst perennials and other plants in your landscape. 

Maintenance Notes:

Will need little pruning - it blooms on old wood, so any pruning you wish to do should be done after flowering. 

If you wish to fertilize, one application of a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring is sufficient.

Fun Facts: 

The scientific name for mockorange, Philadelphus, translates to "brotherly love." The common name, mockorange, derives from the fragrance of the flowers, which does indeed resemble orange blossoms - even though this plant can grow in far colder climates than actual citrus.

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