Zenobia has gracefully arching branches tipped with fragrant, white flowers that resemble lilies of the valley in May and June. The foliage is semi-evergreen and covered with a waxy bloom. They really stand out in the autumn when they turn shades of orange, yellow, red and purple. The best color comes from plants situated in full sun. Naturally found in bogs and wet areas however, they will tolerate average to dry garden soils.
Showy racemes of white bell-shaped flowers
Smooth, attractive, dusty blue-green foliage
Perfect for grouping in semi-shade
Sweet citrus scented flowers
Glowing yellow and red fall color
Found in damp, sandy or peaty pine barrens, bay forests and hillside bogs.
Genus name honors Zenobia, queen of Palmyra (present day Syria) whoreignedfrom 267 to 272 A. D.
Best in acidic, moist, sandy or peaty, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Grows well in boggy soils.