Asked on Dec 5, 2011

Monrovia has Loropetalum 'Suzanne' listed as a fragrant flower. Can anyone verify that for me?

Erica GlasenerFlowerscapes Garden Design & Landscaping360 Sod (Donna Dixson)


I have never smelled it, but I usually have raging allergies and not much gets through.
4 answers
  • Southern Trillium LLC
    on Dec 5, 2011

    We planted Suzanne in several yards years ago. I never noticed a scent on the flowers. Also to note, pay no attention to their description of it being a compact grower to 3-4 feet. I have seen it easily reach 6 feet in height. After realizing that it did not stay compact at all, we switched to using Loropetalum Purple Diamond and have had better luck with it staying a little lower in height.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Dec 6, 2011

    Purple Diamond seems to hold leaf color better as well. thanks for the infor ST

  • Don't you just hate it when the tags describe how the plant grows in a different climate. We have a longer growing season and some of the nice so called petite shrubs really take off here. Then again, a big box store was promoting the annual Lantana as a perennial this spring. The tag must have been for Florida or So. Cal! Go figure...

  • Erica Glasener
    on Dec 6, 2011

    I'm sure you've heard the expression, the plants don't read the books!

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