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Philadelphus Manteau d'Hermine

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Masses of fragrant double white flowers

Manteau D'Hermine is a dwarf shrub with spectacular double blossoms in white which emerge during the Summer. The leaves are glossy and green and sit back from the flowers when they emerge on arching stems. Mature plants reach up around three feet though they spread to twice that.

Where?

It performs best in full sunlight and in moist, fertile soil.

How?

Plant in the garden rather than a container to take advantage of the spread.

Cut back in Autumn, once the flowers have faded, removing one on four of the older stems back to ground level.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 50 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 50 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Coastal or drought resistant, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From April to September