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Philadelphus purpurascens - 2014


By Andrewr

Philadelphus purpurascens - 2014

I've been after this shrub since seeing it at Inverewe a few years ago. I finally managed to track one down (and make a space for it) about 18 months ago. As it's planted in heavy clay, it has taken a bit of time to settle in, but is now flowering for the first time. It will make a large shrub, at least six feet tall, but the flowers always have these purple calyces.

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That is just sublime! I've added this to my favourites just so I don't forget it ;)

27 May, 2014


Scottish - have you ever been to Inverewe? Not easy to get to, but definitely worth it!

27 May, 2014


Never been Andrew, i really should holiday at home :) Was recently given some wood anemone, the original plant came from Inverewe around 25 years ago.
Must ask at Binnys if he can get this in for me.

27 May, 2014


isn't Philadelphus Mock Orange, or have I got myself confused? wanted one of those for oh, abbout a century! this one looks lovely, whether it is or ont.

30 May, 2014


Added to my faves as this one is so different, plus must go google inverewe

30 May, 2014


Fran - yes, philadelphus is mock orange.
I can see the demand for this one is going to increase now. Everyone is Googling it and scouring Plant Finder :-)

30 May, 2014


read it had the most powerful scent of any plant, or one of them. amuwau - put one of these in my front garden and perfume the street!

31 May, 2014

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