(Dahlia, Dwarf Dahlia, Dwarf Pinnate Dahlia)
The cultivars in the Delicious Series are well-branching, upright to mounding, heavy-flowering types and come in an array of colors, and have names referring to sweet condiments. Their flowers are double to semi-double in form.
Pinnate dahlia's simple green leaves on tall herbaceous stems are accented by beautiful, circular and daisy-like flowers in summer and fall. Originally from the mild mountainous regions of Mexico southward to Colombia, it is a tender perennial with bulbous underground...
(Spring Herald Daphne)
British nurseryman Robin White crossed Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ with Daphne acutiloba ‘Fragrant Cloud’ to create the pretty shrub 'Spring Herald'. This hybrid daphne has a bushy, upright but slightly rounded habit. Over a long period from midwinter to late spring, clove-scented flowers grace the branch tips. It's semi-deciduous, although retains more foliage in mild winter regions.
The lance-shaped deep green leaves are satin-glossy and leathery in texture. Winter...
A small, open, upright oval silhouette describes the Fragrant Cloud daphne. It produces larger and more flowers with more intense, intoxicating fragrance compared to the regular acutiloba daphne species. This evergreen shrub is native to the highland forests of western and central China. This cultivar was selected by botanist and plant collector Martyn Rix during a journey to China.
The long, lance-shaped leaves are an attractive glossy emerald green. The leaves' color contrasts the striking...
(Himalayan Daphne, Paper Daphne)
In the eastern Himalayas, this daphne's bark was used to make paper. To the modern gardener, the Himalayan daphne supplies a larger, upright-growing silhouette in the garden and fragrant white flowers. Native to the mid-elevations of the eastern Himalayas in Nepal and western China, this shrub is evergreen or deciduous in winter, depending on climate. The branching habit is open and airy.
The leaves are lance-shaped and satin-glossy dark green. Each blade is leathery in texture. In midwinter...
(Himalayan Daphne, Jacqueline Postill Daphne)
In its native eastern Himalayas, people used this species's bark to make paper. To the modern gardener, the Jacqueline Postill daphne supplies an upright-growing silhouette in the garden and very fragrant violet-pink and white flowers. Native to the mid-elevations of the eastern Himalayas in Nepal and western China, this shrub is usually evergreen or nearly so. The branching habit is open and airy. This cultivar was selected as a seedling by Alan Postill of Hillier Nurseries in the United Kingdom...
(Himalayan Daphne, Peter Smithers Daphne)
In its native eastern Himalayas, people used this species's bark to make paper. To the modern gardener, the Peter Smithers daphne supplies a medium-sized, upright-growing silhouette in the garden and abundant, very fragrant violet-purple and lavender-white flowers. Native to the mid-elevations of the eastern Himalayas in Nepal and western China, this shrub is evergreen to partially deciduous, depending on winter cold. The branching habit is open and airy. This cultivar was selected by Sir Peter Smithers...
(Gurkha Daphne, Icy Himalayan Daphne)
In the eastern Himalayas, this daphne's bark was used to make paper. To the modern gardener, the Gurkha icy Himalayan daphne is a more cold-hardy, deciduous daphne with fragrant white and pink blossoms. This selection always loses its foliage in winter to better display its flowers. It was selected from a group of plants taken from eastern Nepal in 1962. The icy Himalayan daphne develops a upright shape but with some spreading to creeping branches with an open habit.
The leaves are lance-shaped...
James H. Schutte
The Caucasian daphne bears white flowers over a longer blooming period than other daphne shrubs commonly grown in temperate gardens. Native to Caucasus in western Asia, this deciduous shrub attains a dense, rounded habit. It shows no fall color before the foliage drops off.
The rather small, elongated oval leaves are a medium green, with a slight hint of blue-green. On branch tips, clusters of four to 20 tiny white, four-petaled flowers occur most profusely in late spring. Continued light flowering...
(Daphne, Garland Flower, Rose Daphne)
Garland flower is a trailing evergreen plant from the mountains of central and southern Europe. In late spring and sporadically in summer, it bears beautiful clusters of fragrant rose-pink flowers. Its rambling branches have narrow dark green leaves.
Rose daphne should be planted in well-drained soil and mulching will help keep it evenly moist. In warmer regions provide it with some shade. Prune lightly after flowering to avoid a ragged appearance in winter and sprinkle peat and sand on top of...