Sweet Shrub - Calycanthus 'Venus'

tsmith2579(7B)January 16, 2009

I saw it at the Almost Eden website (they are out of stock until March). It has a 3 1/2 inch white flower with a strawberry, melon and spice fragrance. Has anyone seen it growing? Does it do well in Alabama? Do you know of a local nursery which has it?

Here is a link that might be useful: Sweet Shrub - Calycanthus

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This isn't a definate answer, but I have seen calycanthus floridus growing wild in Etowah county, so that may indicate that it will potentialy do well in the area.

I have C. floridus growing in a pot that I got from a nursery, and it hasn't done very well. Thats probably my fault somehow though.

I haven't seen C. "Venus" in a local nursery. It sounds cool though.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2009 at 12:34PM
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birdlady_10(z7b Ala)

Terry; I have it growing.It has done well in a part shade location & lean soil.It's a slow grower but was covered this year in a pale yellow fragrant blossoms.I like it.I also have "Heritge Wine" which has a large dark red blossom but not much smell.It's doing great also.Hope this helps.Jan

    Bookmark   January 21, 2009 at 12:58PM
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I saw Calycanthus Floridus 'Athens' at Colliers Nursery in Vestavia this weekend. I understand it does well in this area but have not grown it myself.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2009 at 8:31AM
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I have Sweet Shrub with the dark burgandy red flowers smells sooo good

    Bookmark   February 12, 2009 at 4:12PM
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I'd love to find some around Autauga or Montgomery county Al to buy. My Gram used to make sachets using them for our dresser drawers. It's been at least 40 years since I've seen any. If any one knows where I can buy them around Autauga or Montgomery county I'd appreciate knowing. Glad I found this forum! Happy Valemtines to everyone!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2009 at 6:54PM
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Nightwind, I hope you read this. Be sure to set up you profile so you can receive emails theough Gardenweb. I want to say welcome to the Alabama Forum. Tell us a little bit about you.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2009 at 9:16PM
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Hello,I am from Pike county Alabama,and I remenber it growing wild,in my childhood.I use to have one at another home.They are wonderful.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2009 at 2:16PM
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Ohhh, I want this 'Venus'! Jan, where did you get yours? I can't tell from Almost Eden's website what size they send. Does anyone know?

    Bookmark   March 31, 2009 at 8:10PM
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idig, here is the email I received from Almost Eden asking about the same thing.
----- Original Message -----
From: John McMillian Jeffm@almostedenplants.com
To: Terry Smith
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2009 8:36 PM
Subject: Re: Question about the product Product Code: =B40038
We have more coming , maybe here March, likely 6-10" tall.
If you do not find an item, please call, or e-mail, sometimes we have a few 'strays'. We mainly ship on Mondays, by U.S. Priority Mail. You may then expect delivery in 2 to 3 days. The system we use removes items from the availability inventory, when you order. We then ship as soon as possible. Please note....The shipping charge is added into the total cost, but is shown separately for your information only. It is figured like this..$6.00 to box entire order, and then $1.95 extra for each plant..Cost to ship one + 7.95, two + 9.90. three + 11.85, etc... TIP: We have some new plants listed that can be accessed by using the ÂSearch feature !! Would you like a copy of our current inventory list ?. If we can be of further assistance, please contact us.
Thanks & Good Growing, and have a great 2009...
John McMillian
Almost Eden jeffm@almostedenplants.com
1240 Smith Road
Merryville, La, 70653

    Bookmark   March 31, 2009 at 8:24PM
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    Bookmark   March 31, 2009 at 8:51PM
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