Is a light yellow flowering sweet shrub. C. 'Athens' was found and named by Michael Dirr. This is an easy grower with lots of flowers that have the scent of cantaloupe.
Richard Hartlage hybridized Calycanthus (then sinocalycanthus) chinensis with C. floridus and created a real winner. The rich purple flowers are 2" across beginning in April and blooming until August here. Must be pruned to make a bushier grow [...]