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This plant has no fragrance
Queen's Wreath Overview
Queen's Wreath creates spectacular clusters of star-like purple flowers that appear on racemes over 30cm long. It is fairly low maintenance and drought resistant (when mature) It can however, only be grown outside in warmer climates. Here it is often trained to grow along a pergola, veranda, fence, pillar or trellis to create a beautiful screen. It can also be grown in a mixed border or patio container as a 'billowy' shrub, if the plant is pruned back after each flowering.
How to harvest Queen's Wreath
The flowers can be harvested to cut for the house but if the woody stem is cut, the blooms will rapidly droop and die. If only the flower-sprays are cut and arranged in a shallow bowl, they will stay fresh for several days.
How to propagate Queen's Wreath
Queen's Wreath can be propagated from woody stem cuttings or from semi-hardwood cuttings.
Sow seeds indoors before the last frost or directly sow after the last frost.
Special features of Queen's Wreath
Queen's Wreath can be grown in a container, provided it is large enough. It can be grown in a mixed border or patio container as a billowy shrub if the plant is pruned back after each flowering.
Queen's Wreath is fairly drought tolerant but flourishes when watered regularly.
This plant can be trained to grow up a trellis, to create a pretty hedge screen as it generally does not lose all its leaves.
Other uses of Queen's Wreath
Climbing, privacy, greenhouse