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Carpenteria californica
Carpenteria californica
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Carpenteria (after Professor Carpenter, of Louisiana). Saxifragaceae. Ornamental shrub cultivated for its large fragrant white flowers.CH

Evergreen: lvs. opposite, petioled, usually entire: calyx 5-parted; petals 5; stamens numerous; ovary almost superior, 5-7-celled; styles 5-7, connate at the base, with linear-oblong stigmas: fr. a many-seeded dehiscent caps, with numerous oblong seeds.—One species in Calif.CH

This is a highly ornamental evergreen plant, with rather large opposite leaves and showy white and fragrant flowers in loose and terminal corymbs. Hardy only in warmer temperate regions. It requires a well- drained, light and sandy soil, and sunny, somewhat sheltered position; it especially dislikes moisture during the winter, and its perishing is more often due to an excess of moisture than to the cold.CH

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Propagated by greenwood cuttings under glass in summer, and by suckers, which it produces freely; also, by seeds sown in spring.CH

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