Leycesteria 'Jealousy' (Leycesteria formosa)
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.
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.
|Height Metric Range||91-152cm|
|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|