The plant equivalent of a cool breeze. Kodiak Fresh® diervilla brings invigorating energy into any garden with its vibrant, color-changing foliage. Its new growth emerges a peppy orange, contrasted by an even tone of lime green on the mature growth. In the summertime, bunches of tubed, yellow blooms arrive for weeks delighting hummingbirds and cut flower growers. Its foliage is a medium to large texture, and its color is a handsome accompaniment to any arrangement. Plant this cheery native species in a prominent spot to freshen up your garden!
Why grow Kodiak Fresh™ diervilla?
Light: Will thrive in the full range of sun conditions. It gets the best foliage color and highest bloom count with a few hours of direct sun.
Soil: Adaptable to most soils, except those that stay wet. Any period of extended sogginess will not be tolerated.
Water: Average water needs, once established, it’s quite drought tolerant.
Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.
Pruning: Rejuvenation pruning every 3 to 5 years is recommended – this is the process of removing 1/3 of the thickest branches all the way to the ground. Can be pruned to shape in the springtime.
Other: Makes a great cut flower or foliage filler for arrangements.
Diervilla x splendens 'SMNDSS' PP#34,138; CBRAF
Green, Orange, Red
Full Sun, Part Sun, Shade
Average, Dry, Moist, Well-drained
|Season of Interest
Borders, Cutting Gardens, Foundations, Low Hedges, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Rain Gardens, Woodland gardens
Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Cut flower, Drought tolerant, Fall interest, Foliage interest, Native