Philadelphus Virginal - Mock Orange
Widely distributed around the temperate regions of the globe Virginal is probably the finest of the double Philadelphus. An erect strong growing shrub that will give excellent results even on the thinest of chalky soils. Abundant large double white flowers are produced in June and July which like most of the Philadelphus come with a strong heady fragrance
Can be used in a mixed planting or as a stand alone specimen in the garden or can easily be grown in a pot or container. If it becomes to large it can easily be cut back in spring. When growing in a pot or other container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.