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|Neutral ||rkwright85 ||On Jul 7, 2011, rkwright85 from Horton, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:
I have seen some of these that looked pretty nice and bloomed through most of the summer. The fragrance isn't strong and only noticeable if you're close to the plant or have several of them planted together. I planted one last year and it has yet to bloom in full sun. It's not a bad plant in bloom but otherwise it's nothing special.
|Negative ||brwnails ||On May 18, 2011, brwnails from Riverside, IL wrote:
Planted in part shade and moist soil. Late to leaf out, very twiggy internal structure with lots die back. May do better here in the north in full sun.
|Positive ||45eriepa ||On Jul 31, 2010, 45eriepa from Lexington, MA wrote:
It's taken several years for the plant to have an impact, and indeed the impact is fairly modest, but the flowers are held densely enough and in great enough numbers to be quite effective. In any case, it serves the important function of a small, easily controlled shrub that harmonizes well.
I also found this year that it sends out offsets, which have been potted up.
|Neutral ||lillyo ||On Oct 28, 2006, lillyo from Marlborough, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:
Last winter, my leptodermis died back to the ground in my zone 6 garden. They too took a long time to show signs of life. They regrew, but it took a while and didn't start to bloom till late summer. They were cute enough, but definitely not showy.
|Neutral ||lottathyme ||On Jun 11, 2006, lottathyme from Scottsville, NY wrote:
Tried this because it was billed as blooming all summer and having fragrance. Has only been in less than a year; did bloom a long time, although it seemed to pause in heat. Now that it is established, maybe it won't do that. However, I could detect no fragrance at all.
It makes a nice, small, neat globe. Definitely not showy; flowers are maybe 1/2" and a pastel purple. Was quite late to leaf out this spring, to the point where I thought I'd lost it. Once it budded, though, it was in full leaf in maybe a week.
If you are looking for showiness, this is not the plant. I was disappointed in the lack of fragrance. Maybe in its second year it will develop that? We can hope.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
South Amana, Iowa
Clearbrook Park, New Jersey
Scottsville, New York
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Star City, West Virginia