THE CUT

Our online botanical publication.

GREEN UP YOUR GAFF

PLANT PORN: WINTERSWEET

31st January 2019

Words by Jessica Peace

This sexy bush brings the ruckus.

NAMECHECK

Its posh name is Chimonanthus fragrans and it literally means ‘winter’ (Chimo) - ‘flower’ (anthus) - ‘sweet scented’ (you’ve got this one).

THE DEETS

This fella is only slightly tricky, it needs all the sun you’ve got in a sheltered spot - think on the beach, in your trunks with a windbreak; can handle any soil as long as there’s loads of drainage. As tough as it is gorgeous, you don’t have to worry about it when Jack Frost’s about.

Pull your thermals on and get diggin’.