Flower Friday – Philadelphus belle etoile

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“belle etoile”

Description~ These beautiful flowers are said to be very fragrant, large white flowers that have an adorable bright yellow center. It is a flower that appears during late spring to early summer, and it looks like you can find it pretty much anywhere including: North America, Central America, Asia, and southeast Europe. They also have another cute name, mock-orange, because their flowers look similar to orange and lemon flowers.

Cultivation~ Philadelphus (belle etoile) are best in direct sunlight, but can live in an area with partial shade. They need simple, moderately fertile soil that has good drainage. After they begins to flower, you should cut 1 in 4 stems back to the ground to stimulate strong new growth.

Thoughts~ These flowers look lovely! I really love the stark contrast between the white and the bright pop of yellow. I’m also a big fan of greenery so having all those amazing dark green leaves surrounding them makes them even more beautiful to me. They don’t seem like a flower that would be too difficult to raise, so if I plan a garden in the next year these would definitely make the cut!

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One comment

  1. […] so cute! I love the blue! They would look really nice planted with some Magnolia Grandiflora and Philadelphus belle toilets. I’ve forgotten how much I like the color blue and this flower definitely rekindled my love […]

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