Pieris japonica 'Passion'
Also known as
Japanese Pieris 'Passion', Lily-of-the-Valley Bush 'Passion'
2 years to reach maturity
Pieris 'Passion' Overview
Pieris japonica 'Passion' is a evergreen shrub with a compact habit. it's evergreen leaves first emerge red in spring before maturing to dark green. In spring it produces long arching stems of white to dark pink bell shaped flowers. Commonly known as Japanese Pieris 'Passion' it is occasionally also called Lily-Of-The-Valley Bush 'Passion' and prefers growing in ericaceous (acidic) soil. This cultivar is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden! Pieris 'Passion' is protected under intellectual property laws by Plant Breeders' Rights. These provide the breeder of new plants exclusive control over the plant material for a set amount of time.
How to harvest Pieris 'Passion'
Generally not harvested but flowers are occasionally taken to be included in floral arrangements.
How to propagate Pieris 'Passion'
You can propagate from seeds in the spring or from cuttings in summer.
Special features of Pieris 'Passion'
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Pieris 'Passion'
This low maintenance plant makes a useful specimen plant when grown in a container, but it equally can be included in cottage garden plantings in woodland areas or on banks and slopes.