Leycesteria 'Jealousy' (Leycesteria formosa)

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A vigorous, thicket-forming upright plant that produces attractive chartreuse foliage that cools down with purple highlights later in the season. The plant is accented with showy white blooms in summer followed by purple fruit that may attract birds. Also known as Himalayan Honeysuckle or Flowering Nutmeg.


Ideal for mixed borders, mass plantings and adding height to large containers.

Plant Feed

Feed monthly with a balanced fertilizer.


Allow soil to dry between thorough waterings. Water freely in dry weather. Water regularly to keep evenly moist.


Fertile, well-drained soil.

Basic Care Summary

Best in fertile, well-drained soil. Water regularly until established.

Planting Instructions

Watering Instructions

Pruning Instructions

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Plant Details

Category Annual
Height Range 36-60″
Height Metric Range 91-152cm
Space Range 24-36″
Space Metric Range 61-91cm
Companion Plants Yucca, Sedum
Lowest Temperature 0° to 20°F
Lowest Temperature Metric -18° to -7°C
Bloom Time Summer to autumn
Plant Light Sun to Part Shade
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9