(Dahlia, Garden Pride Series Dahlias)
Nothing beats dahlias as everblooming warm season bedding plants and cut flowers.
Named for Swedish botanist and student of Linnaeus, Anders Dahl (1751 to 1789), this genus in the daisy family consists of over 30-species, many more subspecies and varieties and literally thousands of cultivated varieties. All are herbaceous tender perennials with bulbous underground tuberous roots, which are colloquially referred to as "tubers" even though the term is botanically incorrect.
(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...
(Garland Flower, Rose Daphne, Ruby Glow Daphne)
Garland flower is a low trailing evergreen shrub from the mountains of central and southern Europe. In late spring, 'Ruby Glow' bears beautiful clusters of very fragrant pinkish-red flowers. It sometimes reblooms sparsely. Its rambling branches have narrow dark green leaves.
Rose daphne should be planted in full to partial sun and cool, well-drained, humus rich soil. It is often slow to establish. Prune lightly after flowering to avoid a ragged appearance in winter. It makes a nice patio or rock...
(Dwarf Rose Daphne, Rose Daphne)
Dwarf rose daphne is a very compact, low trailing evergreen shrub from the Alps of Southeast France and Northeast Italy. In early spring this tiny gem bears beautiful clusters of very fragrant soft pink flowers. It sometimes reblooms sparsely. Its rambling branches have small, narrow dark green leaves.
Rose daphne should be planted in full to partial sun and cool, well-drained, humus rich soil. It is often slow to establish. Prune lightly after flowering to avoid a ragged appearance in winter....
James H. Schutte
Arising from a cross of Daphne caucasia and D. odora, the burkwood daphne is a small semi-evergreen shrub. Planted for its fragrant blooms in late spring, it features tight clusters of white flowers flushed with light pink. Burkwood daphne may also lightly rebloom late in the growing season, especially after a hot summer. Its lance-shaped leaves have a bluish tinge and are attractively arranged in whorls.
Humusy, mildly acidic and well-drained soils are important to this plant,...