Daphne 'Lawrence Crocker' (syn. D. ×susannae 'Lawrence
Crocker' or D. ×medfordensis 'Lawrence Crocker')
Lawrence Crocker Daphne
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, small, slow growing to about 2 ft (0.6 m) high and with a similar width,
upright, dense, rounded form. Leaves simple, alternate, glossy, oblanceolate, about 5 cm long.
Flowers deep pink, very fragrant, spring flowering, sporadic bloom all summer.
- Sun to partial shade. Needs good drainage.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (5)6 Apparently a spontaneous hybrid of D. arbuscula
× D. collina from the garden of Lawrence Crocker, a
legendary plantsman and
one of the founders of the Siskiyou Rare
Plant Nursery in Medford, Oregon. Daphne × susannae is the name given to the
D. arbuscula × D. collina cross, hence D. × susannae 'Lawrence Crocker'.
The authenticity of D. ×medfordensis 'Lawrence Crocker' is unknown.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: east side of Finley dorm.