Delivered to you in March / April
An Oriental form - upright plants with huge, scented, sparkling white flowers, palest pink on the reverse with big, dark anthers that look mascara brushed. They do not grow well in very limey soils and may be less tolerant of unusually cold winters, but fantastic in pots in more ericaceous compost where the late flowering and very heavy scent can be enjoyed to the full.
This plant/cultivar has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant.
Plant 5-6" (12-15cm) deep in not too limey, very well prepared soil (in sheltered gardens) or in big pots. Be careful of the lily beetle (for which we have no answer). Vigilance in picking off the larvae and squashing any adults is all that works without chemicals.
Flowers July / August
Height 30" (75 cm)