Illuminati Sparks™ Mockorange - Philadelphus coronarius

Illuminati Sparks™ Mockorange - Philadelphus coronarius


Conventional mock oranges look fabulous in bloom but don't have much to offer beyond that - until Illuminati Sparks mockorange (Philadelphus coronarius). Its lustrous green foliage is dotted with cheery yellow variegation for appeal that lasts early spring, summer, and beyond. Makes a very nice cut stem for foliage filler, as well as adding color and texture in the landscape. Fragrant white flowers in early summer.


Fragrant Flower

Disease Resistant

Foliage Interest

Drought Tolerant

Attracts: Bees & Butterflies

Resists: Deer



Plant Type:  Shrub

Shrub Type:  Deciduous

Height Category:  Medium

Garden Height:  36 - 48 Inches

Spacing:  36 - 48 Inches

Spread:  36 - 48 Inches

Flower Colors:  White

Foliage Colors:  Green

Foliage Colors:  Yellow

Foliage Shade:  Green and yellow variegation

Habit:  Upright

Container Role:  Thriller



Light Requirement:  Part Sun to Sun

Light Requirement:  Sun

Maintenance Category:  Easy

Blooms On:  Old Wood

Bloom Time:  Early Summer

Bloom Time:  Late Spring

Hardiness Zones:  4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Water Category:  Average

Soil PH Category:  Neutral Soil


Uses:  Border Plant

Uses:  Container

Uses:  Landscape

Uses Notes:  Illuminati Tower mockorange can be grown as a specimen, flowering hedge, or in and amongst perennials and other plants in your landscape. 

Maintenance Notes:  Illuminati Sparks mockorange will need little pruning - it blooms on old wood, so any pruning you do wish to do should be done after flowering. If you wish to fertilize, one application of a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring is sufficient.


Fun Facts: 

The scientific name for mockorange, Philadelphus, translates to "brotherly love." The common name, mockorange, derives from the fragrance of the flowers, which does indeed resemble orange blossoms - even though this plant can grow in far colder climates than actual citrus.


Plant comes in Quick Turn quart size