It's an apricot coloured form that I bought from Hill House nursery earlier this year. 50cm tall when I bought it, a planting hole filled with manure and regular liquid feeding has got it to nearly 2 metres tall. It produced a couple of flowers earlier in the summer but is now gearing up to produce rather more. The flowers are beautiful - but the scent is divine, an evening and night aroma designed to attract night flying pollinators.
Despite overwintering one outside a few years back most winters are too cold for the top growth to survive so I'll need to dig it up and, hopefully, overwinter it as a fairly dry skeleton in my shed before reviving it next spring. It's worth the effort - the bigger the plant the greater the flowering display. Though I may have to site it in a slightly better location. My local snail population have wrecked havoc with the foliage - which rather destroys the effect of the big, softly textured leaves.
No matter, the scent remains, encouraging me to linger outside as the light gradually fades and the garden becomes less and less visible. Meanwhile, overhead, a single bat is patrolling. It might, or might not enjoy the scent - but will enjoy the moths attracted to the blossom.