I've never seen seed on sale..imagine they would take an awful long time to get to flowering size and probably wouldn't be true to type..think they are only propagated from cuttings? Bare root is your best bet....
Roofy bare root does literally mean with bare roots, you usually get the plant delivered in a big brown paper bag type thing, sometimes they have a plastic bag over the roots, sometimes nothing at all but they are fine, usually they advise you to soak the roots in a bucket of water for a couple of hours or overnight before you plant them. Bare root roses , shrubs, fruit trees etc. arrive looking like a dead twig but spring back to life once they're planted. I've got philadelphus which I grew from a cutting, no idea which variety, I'll have to ask the council, it was from the clippings at the side of the road years ago & I have it in a pot so it stays manageable. I've got a choisya too in a large pot & as Dai says that has a gorgeous scent & is evergreen.
I think on balance I'm leaning towards daitheplant's suggestion about the Choicya "Aztec Gold", as it was the Mexican Orange Blossom that I was originally going for, prior to side-tracking myself with Philadelphia.
the only problem with THAT is that - thus far - nobody seems to even sell 'bare roots' - only in an existing pot, which is a tad expensive.
Still.... if that's what it takes, then... so be it
Roofie Parkers have them at £5 each or 3 for £10. I've had a lot of success with hard wood cuttings from deciduous shrubs. I've just pushed hardwood cuttings into a narrow trench with a bit of grit sand in the bottom, half in half out. In Autumn of course/in a cold frame or sheltered spot. In spring you'll find many are rooted and growing away. Free plants get my vote!
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