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Daphne cneorum (Garland Flower)

Rose Daphne, Garland Flower, Sweet-Scented Daphne


Prized for its for flowering effect, Daphne cneorum (Garland Flower) is a trailing evergreen shrub boasting dense clusters of fragrant, bright pink flowers in spring with sporadic blooms in summer. Flowering is so profuse that the blossoms literally smother the plant. The long prostrate branches are covered with narrow glossy green leaves, up to 1 in. long (2.5 cm). Garland, Flower is a lovely ornamental shrub for the rock garden, front of a border, or along a pathway.

  • Grows up to 6-12 in. tall (15-30 cm) and 24-36 in. wide (60-90 cm).
  • A full sun or partial shade lover, this plant is best grown in fertile, moist, neutral to alkaline, well-drained soils. Protect from winter winds. This shrub resents transplanting.
  • A fine choice for beds and borders, city gardens, coastal gardens, or rock gardens.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for leaf spot.
  • Prune immediately after flowering. Top dress with compost or similar material to encourage additional rooting of stems.
  • Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings or grafting. Try layering in spring.
  • Native to Europe.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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