Illuminati Sparks™ Mockorange Philadelphus coronarius
- Part Sun to Sun
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).
Conventional mock oranges look fabulous in bloom but don't have much to offer beyond that - until Illuminati Sparks mockorange (Philadelphus coronarius). Its lustrous green foliage is dotted with cheery yellow variegation for appeal that lasts early spring, summer, and beyond. Makes a very nice cut stem for foliage filler, as well as adding color and texture in the landscape. Fragrant white flowers in early summer.Fragrant FlowerDisease ResistantFoliage InterestDrought TolerantAttracts:BeesButterfliesResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:36 - 48 InchesSpread:36 - 48 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:Green and yellow variegationHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Illuminati Tower mockorange can be grown as a specimen, flowering hedge, or in and amongst perennials and other plants in your landscape.Maintenance Notes:
Illuminati Sparks mockorange will need little pruning - it blooms on old wood, so any pruning you do 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.Illuminati Sparks™ Philadelphus coronarius 'SMNPVB' USPPAF, Can PBRAF