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DAPHNE cneorum

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Family

Thymelaeaceae

Botanical Name

DAPHNE cneorum

Plant Common Name

Daphne, Garland Flower, Rose Daphne

General Description

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 plant to encourage long stems to take root. It makes a nice groundcover or rock garden plant.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17

  • Plant Type

    Broadleaf Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    6"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    24"-36" / 61.0cm - 91.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring

  • Native To

    Europe, Southern Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Prostrate/Trailing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink, Rose

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Sienna

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Groundcover, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes