Meet the Breeder
Dr. Tom Ranney
North Carolina, USA
- Showy flowers
- Fast growing
Very fragrant! 'Venus' calycanthus is a glorious explosion of large magnolia-like flowers appear in early summer. Has a unique, fruity fragrant, particularly in the evening. Developed by Dr. Tom Ranney of NC State University. Very easy and fast to produce.
Awards NCNLA 2011 Showstopper Plant
USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure Full sun, Part sun
Height 5 - 6'
Width 6 - 8'
Finish Time .5 season
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"
Soil Adapts to most soils; moist soils with organic matter are preferred.
Pruning Prune to shape after flowering.
Uses Mixed borders; perennial beds; hedges; foundation plantings; screening and privacy.
Growing Tips Grow in well-drained, acidic media. Flowers on old wood, so late-season trimming the season before sale should be avoided. Large foliage necessitates larger containers for best results. Benefits from a protected site and/or heavy mulch in colder end of its hardiness range.