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I don't think they all have that heavenly perfume thrifty mama but I don't know Virginal. I have Belle Etoile and it smells glorious.
Thanks DyersEnd, think I had better look for the Philadelphia Belle Etoile, and then I can appreciate it's perfume like others do, I feel quite let down with mine ( Virginal one ) but glad it's not me who is causing it not to smell of perfume ,thanks again
Virginal does have a very good scent Thrify mama. I too have Belle Etoile and it is highly fragrant.
I have to confess, were I to plant another philadelphus I would plant Virginal. Its flowers are so much bigger and the scent is equally as good.
I suspect you have a seedling or another variety. Not all are scented...I understand one or two new varieties are bred for their flowers and not scent
Well Verdun, the Philadelphus I have according to its label is Virginal, and it does not smell at all. Its flowers are single ones too , a lovely white and its quite a good size, about 7ft - 8ft at the tip, although not now as I have pruned it on Sunday, so as to get the new shoots going. for next years flowers. Its a shame cause I planted it not far from my back door to get its full perfume to waft into the house, sounds as if I may have some other variety that is un -perfumed, I feel another trip to the Garden Centre coming on, not buying another online as before now. Thanks Verdun
You have the wrong plant thrifty mama.
correct me if wrong but Virginal is double flowered.
lovely scent but only for 3 weeks or so.
choisya ternata may be a better bet?? Scented flowers from early spring.....orange/vanilla...and evergreen glossy aromatic foliage......?
Sorry Verdun, I don't actually know if its the wrong shrub, I purchased it as a Philadelphus Virginal 3 years ago on line. However its sounding as if it was labelled wrongly if the Virginal one is double flowered, because mine is not. It looks as if it is some kind of Philadelphus though, but don't know which. Thanks for your help