Fragrant flowers forum: Calycanthus Aphrodite

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FRANCE (Zone 9a)
rosebud
Jan 25, 2012 5:19 AM CST
Hello
I am interested in Calycanthus
Do you know Calycanthus Aphrodite?
In contrast to Calycanthus Hartlage Wine, it seems very fragrant
and it flourished again during the summer?
FRANCE (Zone 9a)
rosebud
Sep 28, 2012 1:56 PM CST
Bonjour
American gardeners are fortunate to have
this new calycanthus
Who has tried it?
FRANCE (Zone 9a)
rosebud
Feb 1, 2013 8:12 AM CST
Nobody ?
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Feb 1, 2013 8:40 AM CST
Hi, rosebud.

That plant appears to be brand new here. It looks like it will be offered this spring. I found it offered at a pretty good discount yesterday and was tempted to try it, but the few pictures I've found of it didn't show many blooms...so I passed it up. Shrug!
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CarrieRose
Feb 2, 2013 12:17 PM CST
I want to try this shrub. The nursery photo I saw was loaded with blossoms but when I did an image search most photos had very few blossoms. Since the foliage and bark even have fragrance I'm still going to give it a try against a white stucco wall that borders a patio. I'm trying to plant with an emphasis on fragrance.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Feb 2, 2013 12:32 PM CST
Hi, CarrieRose.

That sounds like it will be so pretty, and be a fragrant delight!

Please share pictures as you can, and Welcome! to ATP!
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FRANCE (Zone 9a)
rosebud
Apr 20, 2013 2:25 PM CST
Hi
No new info about this calycanthus so promising?
FRANCE (Zone 9a)
rosebud
Jun 28, 2013 8:28 AM CST

Hello
I just receive a calycanthus floridus 'Athens'
A very young subject, but there is only one nursery in FRANCE that sells
this cultivar.
I can not find information on 'Aphrodite'
This shrub seems very promising
Can you help me?
Good weekend




FRANCE (Zone 9a)
rosebud
Feb 10, 2014 2:22 PM CST
Hi
no news about this calycanthus ?
I 've just receiced a mail of a french nursery
It'll be available this autumn in France!

Name: Blankspace
California
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Blankspace
Apr 13, 2014 9:43 PM CST
I bought one too. It was labeled sweet shrub calycanthus Aphrodite. It looks just like the calycanthus floridus. Which is the is the carolina allspice. I am not sure if its the same or not. The pictures look the same online.

I also bought the Venus as well and the seeds for the Athens.

There is a thread on here that has people experimenting on the sweet shrubs Michael Lindsey which i think is the same thing as the Aphrodite. But i might be wrong. Please someone on here correct me if i am wrong.

These are suppose to be very fragrant. I have yet to smell them though. Waiting to one day smell them.
FRANCE (Zone 9a)
rosebud
Apr 21, 2014 2:29 AM CST
Hi
Aphrodite is a new hybrid
like Hartlage wine but with smell
Blanckspace,I hope to have more info during this spring ..perhaps,a picture with blossom ?

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Name: Blankspace
California
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Blankspace
May 3, 2015 4:43 PM CST
This is the bloom of what was labeled


Aphrodite. Oddly no smell. Did I get screwed for wrong plant?
Name: Peggy
South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Smilacina
Nov 8, 2015 5:15 PM CST
Here in South Carolina, the humidity seems to help the fragrance (this seems true of many plants) and I think the fragrance is stronger in the evening. (We had some at the nursery I work at) It blooms for a long time, but not as heavy as the one time show of Hartlage Wine.
FRANCE (Zone 9a)
rosebud
Aug 10, 2016 1:02 AM CST
Hi
I have a small Aphrodite in my garden
Hope to see flowers in 2017
No more news about Aphrodite ?

....lost my calycanthus floridus 'Athens'
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UrbanWild
Aug 14, 2016 7:46 AM CST
My parents have a sweetshrub here. It too has no smell and it's as humid as you can get here. I have never seen one with a smell out of all of those in gardens I have been to.
Always looking for interesting plants for pollinators and food! Bonus points for highly scented plants.

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