INTERSTELLA® Lily of the Valley shrub

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 3-4' Width/Spread: 3-4'

Whether you call it Japanese andromeda or lily of the valley shrub, Interstella® pieris will have you seeing stars when it bursts into bloom with thousands of lantern-like ruby-colored blooms in early spring. The long-lasting display is followed by the emergence of dramatic red new growth, and handsome evergreen foliage secures year-round presence and beauty. Thrives in the same conditions as rhododendrons.


  Share

Light: Will grow in any light condition, but grows the most vigorously and flowers abundantly in full to part sun spots.

Soil: Absolutely needs to be grown in acidic soil that is both moist and well-draining.

Water: Slightly above average water needs.

Fertilizing: Doesn’t typically need fertilizer, but some can be applied in the springtime if you start to notice the flower show diminishing.

Pruning: Regular pruning is not recommended, as it can give the plant an awkward habit. If it’s necessary, you can prune it a bit in late spring to help manage the overall shape.

Other: If you have happy rhododendrons, you can grow this plant, too. They enjoy the same conditions.

Botanical Name

Pieris japonica 'FARROWJRF' PP#31,866

Zone

5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Red

Foliage Color

Green

Height

3-4'

Width/Spread

3-4'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Moist

Season of Interest

Early Summer

Uses

Borders, Foundations, Naturalizing, Specimen

Features

Deer resistant, Evergreen, Foliage interest, Winter Interest

Close Wishlist
Categories

Scholarship Application

*Completing this form does not guarantee a scholarship. A staff member will confirm scholarship availability directly. Receipts must be submitted within 10 weeks from the conclusion of the event.
Gardening Simplified magazine
[everest_form id="4997"]