- USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8
- Height 3-4 Feet Tall
- Spread 3-4 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Full Shade, Part Sun to Sun
Interstella Lily of the Valley Shrub is one of those plants that blooms early, as soon as spring arrives, bringing joy to gardeners who are tired of being cooped up all winter. In fact, Interstella Lily of the Valley (Pieris japonica 'FARROWPJRF') often bursts into bloom before your calendar says spring has arrived. Hundreds of pretty, bell-shaped flowers cascade from stems for a colorful and elegant effect. And the shrub adds this early and dramatic color to the landscape despite receiving mostly shade.
Since it also is evergreen, you will even enjoy Interstella Lily of the Valley Shrub after its long blooming season ends. The long, fine leaves are a nice deep green in summer and turn to reddish bronze in fall. Reaching only 3 to 4 feet high and wide, Interstella Lily is a must-have thriller plant for large containers or to feature where everyone around can share its spring abundance and winter color. Plant several together to border a sidewalk or patio or as a mass planting in the middle of a favorite garden bed.
Interstella Lily of the Valley Shrub Care
Plant your Interstella Lily of the Valley Shrub in partial shade or even full shade; just try to avoid placing the plant where it gets sun all day or too much wind. Although it likes somewhat moist conditions, don't give it too much water too often, and make sure the soil in your container or bed drains well. The plant prefers slightly acidic soil but has no other heavy requirements for soil health. You should not prune the plant often or in spring because those gorgeous flowers grow on branches from the previous year. Just remove dead or damaged branches and shape lightly after blooming ends.
Interstella Lily of the Valley Shrub Spacing
For one of the most stunning borders or beds in the neighborhood, place several of these rhododendron relatives in a row. Space the plants 3 to 4 feet apart from center to center.
Interesting Facts - There are several other names this plant goes by including Japanese andromeda, lily of the valley shrub, and Japanese pieris. The scientific name of Pieris actually comes from Greek mythology.
Interstella Lily of the Valley Shrub Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8|
|Flower Color(s): Pink & White|
|Bloom Period: Winter to Spring|
|Foliage Color(s): Green to Red|
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Sun|
|Height Class: Medium|
|Height: 3-4 Feet|
|Spread: 3-4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3-4 Feet|
|Blooms On: Old Wood|
|Shrub Type: Evergreen|
|Scientific Name: Interstella Pieris japonica 'FARROWPJRF' USPPAF|
|Common Name: Interstella Lily of the Valley Shrub|
|Other Name(s): Japanese Andromeda; Japanese pieris|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
|Drought Tolerant: No|
|Features: Winter Interest; Long Blooming|
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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