Philadelphus x lemoinei 'Manteau d'Ermine' (Hermione's Coat)

Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Most Types

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Plant Overview

An upright compact shrub which is covered in clusters of heavily fragranced, creamy-white double flowers in mid-summer. Introduced to this country from France, by Victor Lemoine in the early 20th century.

Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit, it is easy to grow and happy in most soils, in sun or light shade. Also happy in a large container.

Prune after flowering if required, as they flower on the previous season's growth.

The very fragrant flowers make it ideal for growing near a path or patio. 

Height and spread: 1.2m x 1m

Common name: Mock Orange Blossom; Hermione's Coat



Photo A. Barra, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
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