They were a gift from a friend who knew how much I loved the flowers – both the more common lilac variety as well as the white.
It seems like I have been waiting forever for both plants to bloom and the albiflora did, a few months ago – when I was away from the country!
I was thrilled when I heard the news, but wished I had been around to see the flower which I had been anticipating for so long.
“There were a few small bunches,” my mother said.
A gust of wind soon sent them spiraling to the ground.
Then, last weekend, I looked up and saw a raceme of pure white petrea. That brought an instantaneous smile to my face.
My neighbour must have been baffled to see me climb up the step ladder to check the vine dressed in my working clothes.
I couldn’t wait; treats like these don’t come along every day, do they?
Care and propagation: full sun, well drained soil, water moderately. Needs support. Propagate using seeds or cuttings.