philadelphus


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philadelphus

any shrub of the N temperate genus Philadelphus, cultivated for their strongly scented showy flowers: family Hydrangeaceae
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French nursery Lemoine was responsible for many cultivars introduced then, including one that bears their name, Philadelphus lemoinei.
Cleopatra Selene and Alexander Helios, then aged 10, and Ptolemy Philadelphus, then aged four, were moved to Rome and put under the care of Octavian's sister, Octavia whom Antony was married to.
To that end, it will be interesting to see how the unexposed Philadelphus, who has raced just five times, gets on in this company.
The meaning of the word Philadelphus is "brotherly love" and in this context relates to the fact that Queen Arsinoe II Philadelphus was married to her brother, Ptolemy II, who was her second husband.
traces the circumstances under which a Greek translation of the sacred book of the Jews, the Pentateuch, was commissioned by King Ptolemy II Philadelphus.
I also saw two natives representing genera that I had always assumed were restricted to more eastern climates: a fragrant Philadelphus (mock orange) and a Spirea.
He was appointed by Ptolemy II Philadelphus, Macedonian king of Egypt, to arrange and catalog the tragedies in the library at Alexandria.
and having gained its summit, enjoyed a most enchanting view; a vast expanse of green meadows and strawberry fields; a meandering river gliding through, saluting in its various turnings the swelling, green, turfy knolls, embellished with parterres of flowers and fruitful strawberry beds; flocks of turkeys strolling about them; herds of deer prancing in the meads or bounding over the hills; companies of young, innocent Cherokee virgins, some busy gathering the rich fragrant fruit, others having already filled their baskets, lay reclined under the shade of floriferous and fragrant native bowers of Magnolia, Azalea Philadelphus, perfumed Calycanthus, sweet Yellow Jassamine and cerulean Glycenefrutescens.
These include barberry, butterfly bush, philadelphus, shrub roses, and spiraea.
That's why it's important to never prune philadelphus or mock orange in spring, as you are cutting off all the flower buds from the previous year.
PHILADELPHUS the mock orange is a hardy shrub with a heavenly fragrance, flowering in June.
Take hardwood cuttings 6in long of philadelphus, dogwood, willow, buddleja, and Berberis, push into a slit in soil in a sheltered spot.