Now Philadelphus are well known for the heady scent exuded by their white flowers, but the perfume of this relatively newly introduced variety is particularly strong (often described as like bubblegum!) and will fill the summer air wherever it is planted. Cup shaped pure white flowers with purplish crimson centres and narrow mid-green leaves on a bushy but airy shrub. Sun or semi-shade. Any well drained soil. To 5 feet. 2 litre pot.
Last few available
From high mountains in Mexico, introduced by Martyn Rix, and proven to be very hardy.
Prune after flowering has ended. We do this quite hard.
Philadelphus Maculatus Mexican Jewel is a hardy shrub with narrow leaves and scented white flowers with purple centres in summer suitable for sun or semi-shade.