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Philadelphus, plant and cultivation: tips on how to grow philadelphus, the plant best known as angel flower. Care, needs, flowering and where to find it.
Flower of the angel or Philadelphus, plant
Thephiladelphusit is among the most popular flowering shrubs: it is oneplantdeciduous (it means that it loses its leaves in winter) and can reach a height of three meters and a development, horizontally, of over 200 cm.
SuchPhiladelphus spp,the most widespread species and of which countless varieties are appreciated, is thePhiladelphus coronarius, plantknown asangel flowerorangel flower. The reason for the common name of thisplant? Just look at theflowersto understand it!
Flower of the angel or Philadelphus, flowers and flowering
THEflowersthey have a candid appearance: they are white, cup-shaped and composed of 4 petals with marked yellow stamens in the center.
THEphiladelphus flowersthey are very fragrant, about 2.5 cm wide. In some varieties of the speciesPhiladelphus coronarius, the flowers can be double corolla (as in the Philadelphus Manteau d’Hermine variety) or multiple corolla (as in the Philadelphus Snowflake variety).
How to grow philadelphus or angel flower
Therecultivation of the angel flower plantit requires little concentrated care, especially in the vegetative period that goes from spring to autumn. In autumn, thephiladelphusstarts shedding leaves.
Thereplant of the angel flowerrequires moderate but frequent wetting. When to irrigate? It is difficult to give certain answers because everything depends on the climatic conditions: starting from spring, water occasionally making sure that the soil does not dry out completely between one irrigation and the next. In case of copious rains, do not irrigate for the following two to three days: the plant does not like water stagnation, so much so that soil soaked with water for a long time can cause root rot.
How to plant philadelphus
If you bought a potted plant, water the soil copiously so that it can be extracted more easily. Eliminate excess soil that is not rooted. Try to soften the soil around the roots to induce better development.
Dig a 40 cm hole and place a layer of compost or organic soil (such as pelleted manure) on the bottom. Plant the flared plant with the roots best untangled.
Place the plant in the hole and cover the spaces with potting soil making sure the collar line is just above the soil surface. Just after youplanted the philadelphus,irrigates to facilitate taking root.
How to grow the angel flower plant
In spring, administer a slow release organic fertilizer: it will help the vegetative restart. Also in this case, if you have pellet manure at home, you can incorporate it superficially in the first layers of soil. After fertilizing, irrigate.
Flowering occurs in late spring. To give a more orderly shape to the crown, from the second year after planting a young plant, you can start pruning. Pruning can also be done in autumn by removing the oldest and dry branches at the base.
Philadelphus, sale of plants and seeds
For the purchase of such plantsPhiladelphus spp it is possible to contact agricultural consortia, garden centers or the most well-supplied nurseries. If you prefer buying and selling online, some potted plants or cheaper seeds can be found on "this Amazon page" or on other ecommerce dedicated to gardening.
Multiplication of Philadelphus
If a friend of yours has one in the gardencultivation of philadelphus, you will not necessarily have to buy the potted plant or its seeds, you can run onemultiplication by cuttings.
Therecutting of philadelphusit is easy to take root, especially if the base of the cutting is enriched with rooting powder. Among the various rooting products I point out the classic "Cifo" powder that you can find in any agricultural consortium or on this Amazon page where it is offered, with free shipping, at a price of 12.40 euros.
If you prefer, you can try making a DIY root by following the guide:DIY radical stimulant.