An usual deciduous to evergreen Eastern North American shrub. Aptly named ‘Honeycups’ for its white cup shaped anise perfumed early summer blooms. Arching 2m branches emerge from a crown create a compact effect. Thick gray-green foliage turn scarlet in the fall when seated in full sun. Prefers acidic moist yet well draining humus rich soils. Flowers on previous year’s wood, so if you need to prune, do so immediately after flowering to assure next years blooms.
- Seed Count: 20-25
- Collection Date: Nov 2018
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Height and Width 2m x 2m
- Germination test type: n/a
How to germinate Zenobia seeds:
Very fine seed. Being an Ericacea (blueberry & rhododendron family), it needs to be surface sown and light to germinate. Thinly sow into a prepared surface medium of equal parts fine milled coconut coir and filter sand. Mist seed into medium. Cover with clear plastic to maintain humidity and allow light. Cold stratify 6-8 weeks at 2-4C then give 18-25C to germinate. Should see sproutlings in 4 weeks. Alternative: baggie sow seed into moistened milled peat-sand medium and place in fridge. Once stratification period is over then thinly spread seed/medium mix onto prepared pot/flat and germinate as mentioned above. Be aware that seed germination can be erratic if not given cold stratification.