A profusion of bold, fluffy orange flowers provide a magnificent display of early spring color in the garden. Double Take™ 'Orange Storm' has large, double, Camellia-like flowers with yellow centers and layers of overlapping petals. After long, drab winter months, its brilliant flush of tropical orange provides just the lift you and your garden need. Deer resistant, too. A Proven Winners® variety. PPAF
The Double Take™ series was developed by Dr. Thomas Ranney and his team at North Carolina State University Extension Center in the Appalachian Mountains. These Flowering Quinces are relatively carefree, have neither thorns nor fruit, and are noted as being especially drought tolerant once established.
Three species (and a legion of hybrids among them) make up this genus of fine, spring-blooming shrubs native to Japan and China. The clean, bowl-shaped blooms begin to open before the leaves emerge and continue as the leaves expand. A dense, spreading habit recommends these shrubs for use as specimens, espaliers, or hedges. Give them average, well-drained soil. Full sun will produce the most blooms. For more information on growing Chaenomeles, click on "Growing Guide & Tips".