Daphne cneorum Thymelaeaceae
Garland Daphne, Rock Daphne, Rose Daphne DAF-ne ne-OH-rum
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, forms a 1 x 3 ft (0.3-0.9 m) loose mat. Leaves alternate, simple, about 2.5 cm long and very narrow (3-5 mm wide), lustrous dark green. Flowers bright pink, 13 mm across, 6-8 per cluster (umbel), fragrant. Plant somewhat remenisant of Evergreen Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens).
- Part shade, needs good drainage. "...very fastidious as to culture"...(Dirr, 1990, p. 288).
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Native range from Spain to southwest Russia.