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Plant Species of the genus Daphne

Information about this genus
Name: Daphne
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Daphnes generally prefer moist, cool, humus-rich, slightly acid soil that is well drained. If camellias and rhododendrons do well in your garden, so should daphnes. Once established, daphnes resent disturbance and you should avoid damaging the surface roots by cultivation. Instead, use mulch to suppress weeds. Small-leafed species prefer bright conditions; those with larger leaves are happier shaded from the hottest sun. Propagate from seed or by cuttings or layers.
Description: Renowned for its fragrance but with much more to offer than just scent, this genus includes 50 or so evergreen and deciduous shrubs with a natural range extending from Europe and North Africa to temperate and subtropical Asia. Most species are naturally neat, compact bushes and seldom exceed 6?ft (1.8?m). Many are less than 2?ft (60 cm) tall and make excellent rockery plants. Leaves are usually very simple: smooth-edged, blunt-tipped elongated ovals, either thin and dull green or thick, leathery and slightly glossy. Individually the flowers are small and not very brightly colored?usually shades of white, cream, yellow or pink?but are carried in rounded heads that are often very showy, and sometimes highly scented. Drupes follow the flowers and are sometimes colorful.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Daphne 3 burkwoodii 5-9
Daphne 3 houtteana 6-9
Daphne 3 napolitana 8-10
Daphne arbuscula 6-9
Daphne bholua 7-10
Daphne blagayana 5-10
Daphne cneorum 4-9
Daphne genkwa 5-9
Daphne giraldii 3-9
Daphne gnidium 8-10
Daphne jasminea 9-11
Daphne laureola 7-10
Daphne longilobata 6-10
Daphne odora 8-10
Daphne oleoides 8-10
Daphne pontica 6-10
Daphne sericea 8-10
Daphne tangutica 6-9
mezereum 4-9



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