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Calycanthus r. Hartlage Wine

Harlage Wine Sweetshrub

This vigorous, upright growing selection was developed at North Carolina State University and features an easy-care nature along with flowers that are a real showstopper. Deep green, lustrous foliage covers this plant's upright stems and they serve as the perfect backdrop for stunning 3-4" diameter, maroon petaled double flowers that feature just a tinge of white on the innermost petals. These flowers really put on a show in mid to late May. While not exhibiting the fragrance of the species, the striking size and color of the bloom more than compensates!

  • »  Easy to grow
  • »  Unique, very showy spring bloom
  • »  Deep green, lustrous foliage
  • »  Perfect for use as a specimen
  • »  Can be grouped as a border planting
  • »  Fragrant reddish-purple flowers

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A cross between Asian Calycanthus and our native Calycanthus brings an inspired result in the form of this upright growing beauty. Its deep brown verticle growing branches are covered with large, impossibly shiny, deep green foliage lending a luster that stands out on this vigorous grower. While its foliage and form are noteworthy, its bloom is a total knockout with hundreds of 2-3" diameter, liver-red to purple-colored, lightly fragrant flowers in late May through late June. It's hard not to be completely enthralled when this plant is blooming because there are very few flowers out there that look quite like these! 'Hartlage Wine' is an easy-care plant that will thrive in full sun and moist, well-drained soils. Give it room because it wants to grow and fill a large space.

Attributes
Border or Bed
Specimen
Foliage Color
Green
Maintenance and Care
Vigorous
Flower Color
Purple
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Upright
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Calycanthus r. 'Hartlage Wine'

 An easy care plant that will thrive in full sun and moist, well-drained soils. Give it room because it wants to grow and fill a large space.