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Zenobia pulverulenta ‘Raspberry Ripple’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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An unusual and very pretty semi-evergreen, small shrub with powdery grey-green leaves and white flowers flushed with a tiny ripple of raspberry-pink in early summer.

Zenobia pulverulenta 'Raspberry Ripple' is generally best grown in a lime free or acid soil with light, dappled shade.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (25 - 40 cm tall)

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Zenobia pulverulenta  ‘Raspberry Ripple’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Partial shade.
Soil: Moist yet well drained, acid soil or lime free soil.
Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. May require shelter from cold winter winds and protection in severe winter weather.
Flowering Period: June - July.
Rate of Growth: Slow. Zenobia pulverulenta 'Raspberry Ripple' is a semi-evergreen plant which will keep all its leaves in a mild winter and drop them in a very cold winter.
Habit: Zenobia pulverulenta 'Raspberry Ripple' grows to be a small branching shrub.
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)

Notes: Please be aware that although we usually guarantee plants for a year after purchase, we will NOT replace a Zenobia pulverulenta 'Raspberry Ripple' which is damaged or killed by winter cold.

Plant Finder: about Zenobia pulverulenta ‘Raspberry Ripple’

Common names

Dusty Zenobia 'Raspberry Ripple', Honeycup


Zenobia pulverulenta ‘Raspberry Ripple’ ( Dusty Zenobia 'Raspberry Ripple'). This arching shrub has dark grey-green leaves, with new growth which has red petioles and stems. Fragrant, white, bell-shaped flowers, striped with pink are abundantly bourne on erect racemes in early summer.


Prefers an acid soil. Grow in a sheltered position. May need winter protection.

Interest and use

Grown for its fragrant, ornamental flowers and semi-evergreen foliage.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Zenobia pulverulenta  ‘Raspberry Ripple’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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