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Lobularia – Ornamental Plant of the Week for January 6, 2014

[Image: Blushing Princess lobularia]

Snow Princess lobularia is a unique breakthrough in the genus for heat tolerance and extended-season performance.

This sterile lobularia is extremely vigorous. And because it puts no energy into setting seed, it has an incredibly long bloom time. Typically the plants do well in south Louisiana from midwinter through late spring.

Snow Princess displays mounds of fragrant, white blooms from January through July. It creates a great display in a hanging basket or window box and is a perfect filler in combination plantings.

New introductions in this group from Proven Winners are Blushing Princess and Frost Knight. Blushing Princess lobularia colors improve with cooler nights. It has 70 percent the growth vigor of Snow Princess. The Frosty Knight lobularia has 50 percent the growth vigor of Snow Princess and has variegated foliage. Frosty Knight is a sport – or natural mutation – of Snow Princess.

These are great hanging basket and container plants that require limited irrigation.

Allen Owings

Rick Bogren

Last Updated: 1/23/2014 9:08:23 AM

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