Roberta's Gardens

Roberta's Clethra Proven Winners® Vanilla Spice® Summersweet



Spring is finally here! This item is a part of our Buy More/Save More deal. If you buy more than 1 of this product, you'll save 10%!! 

Extra-large, fragrant summer blooms. This delightful, deer-resistant native plant attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. The attractive, glossy dark green leaves set off the pure white summer flowers.

The flowers are wonderfully fragrant! Plant it near the deck or patio to enjoy the sweet scent in mid-summer. Selected for its extra-large flowers - individual florets are roughly double the size of other varieties.

  • Fragrant &Long-Blooming
  • Pollinator Friendly
  • Shade Tolerant
  • TYPE: Perennial
  • GARDEN USES: landscape, borders, naturalizing
  • MATURE HEIGHT: 36"-72"
  • MATURE WIDTH: 36"-60"
  • BLOOM TIME: Late Summer
  • SUN-SHADE: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • USDA ZONES: 4 to 9
  • COLORS: White
  • SHIPS AS: Quart potted plant
  • SHIPPING: Zone Shipping
  • Garden Guide
  • We don't ship to AK, HI, Guam or Puerto Rico

Care Instructions

Water:  Water your plants immediately after taking them out of the box. Give them enough water so the soil appears damp and water trickles out the bottom of the pot.

Plants look Dry, or Foliage appears Lackluster: If plants arrive dry, it is often because the roots have outgrown the small shipping pots and need more room to grow; roots tend to dry out quickly in small containers. The foliage may look lackluster when this happens, but the rootstock is still healthy and alive.

To plump your plants back up, water them and wait 5 minutes and then water them again. Keep these plants well-watered until you can replant them into larger containers or in the garden within the next week. Remove any yellow or brown foliage. If much of the plant's foliage has yellowed, you can cut the foliage back to just above the soil line. This will allow your plant to restart, encouraging bushier, thicker growth.

Time to Plant!  Your plants are now ready to be replanted. Follow the planting guide inside for detailed instructions on how to plant your new plants most effectively.

First-Year Maintenance: The first year or two will require additional maintenance for perennials. During the first season of growth, even if the plant is known to be drought-tolerant, it is very important to water your plants on a regular basis, meaning up to 3-4 times per week. If you are experiencing severe heat or drought-like conditions, or your plants appear consistently droopy, you may need to water your plants almost every day.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Angela B

I have to say, I was alittle skeptical ordering live plants, because I've had them come from other places, not looking so great. This plant was beautiful. They both were a nice size, they were full, green and healthy looking. Delivered with good packaging. I can't wait to see what it turns into.