Species & Cultivars

Arborescens ‘Annabelle’
Synonyms: None
Origins: A Joseph C McDaniel, of the University of Illinois, introduction in 1960
Awards: RHS Award of Merit in 1978. RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1992
Height & Width: 1.5m x 2m

The upright stems are topped with huge rounded flower heads that open creamy white and develop to a clear white.  The flower heads are so large that they will bend down the stems following rain or in high winds and so this plant really needs staking to support the flowers.  A naturally occurring cultivar which was discovered in the wild near Anna, Illinois, USA.


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